Nissan Recalls Over 394,000 Vehicles Due To Fire Danger

Nissan North America, Inc. is recalling over 394,000 vehicles due to a fire risk caused by brake fluid leaking onto a circuit board that may cause a short and ignites, according to a recall alert issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Nissan is warning owners that if the ABS warning light remains illuminated for more than 10 seconds after engine start-up, they should “park the vehicle outdoors away from other vehicles or structures and not drive the vehicle.”

This recall applies to certain 2015-2018 Nissan Murano, 2016-2018 Nissan Maxima, and 2017-2019 Nissan Pathfinder and Infiniti QX60 vehicles where the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) actuator pumps may allow brake fluid to leak onto an internal circuit board.

Nissan says that these vehicles were previously recalled and unrepaired, or inspected and determined to not need a repair, under recall number 18V-601.

Nissan says it will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ABS actuator, free of charge.

Interim notices informing owners of the safety risk are expected to be mailed beginning December 2, 2019.

Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available, currently expected to be during summer 2020.

Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-867-7669.