Nissan announced that they were recalling approximately 134,000 vehicles after it was discovered that the brake fluid in certain vehicles could leak out and cause the vehicle to catch fire. According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) document released on September 8, brake fluid may leak out from the Anti-Lock Brake’s (ABS) actuator pumps and onto an internal electrical circuit board, cause an electrical short, and increase the vehicle’s risk of catching fire.
According to Nissan, if the ABS warning lamp remains illuminated for at least 10 seconds after turning on your car, it may mean that brake fluid has leaked out onto the circuit board. If this happens to you, they advise:
“If this occurs, owners are advised to park the vehicle outdoors away from other vehicles or structures and to not drive the vehicle.”
All of the affected models are fitted with Intelligent Cruise Control, and include:
- 2015-2016 Nissan Murano Hybrid
- 2015-2017 Nissan Murano
- 2016-2017 Nissan Maxima
Nissan has yet to provide a schedule detailing when or how they will notify owners of affected vehicles, but once they do all ABS Actuators will be inspected and replaced as necessary, free of charge.