Approximately 215,000 model-year 2015-17 Nissan Murano SUV’s, model-year 2016-17 Maxima sedans, model-year 2017-18 Pathfinder SUV’s, and model-year 2017 Infiniti QX60 SUV’s are being recalled due to issues with the antilock brake actuator pumps. The pumps may allow brake fluid to leak onto an internal circuit board, which could result in an electrical short, increasing the risk of a fire.
Nissan will begin notifying owners on Oct 15. Owners can call Nissan at 800-867-7669 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
If brake fluid has leaked onto the circuit board, the ABS warning lamp will remain illuminated for more than 10 seconds after engine startup. If this occurs, owners should park the vehicle outdoors away from other vehicles or structures, and not drive it. To fix the problem, dealers will inspect the serial number on the ABS actuator and replace it, if necessary.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the recall problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.