Nissan Recalls 394,000 Vehicles Due To Fire Risk

Owners are urged to park outdoors

WWJ News
November 15, 2019 - 1:40 pm

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) - Nissan is recalling over 394,000 vehicles in the U.S. because a brake fluid leak could cause them to catch fire.

The recall covers the following:

  • 2017-2018 Nissan Pathfinder
  • 2016-2017 Nissan Maxima
  • 2015-2017 Nissan Murano
  • 2017 Infiniti QX60

The automaker tells owners of the above mentioned models that if antilock brake lights stay on more than 10 seconds, they should park outdoors, aways from other vehicils and sttrucutrs, and not drive the vehicles until they're repaired.

Nissan says an antilock brake pump can leak fluid onto a circuit board, causing electrical shorts and fires. 

Dealers will replace the pumps, free of charge. 

Some of the vehicles being recalled for a second time. According to Autoblog, while the company previously recalled about 215,000 of these vehicles, the need to come back. Here’s how Nissan explains it: “These vehicles were previously recalled and unrepaired, or inspected and determined to not need a repair.”

Nissan said owners will be sent notices about the recall on Dec. 2. They'll then get a second notice when repair parts are ready.