Nissan remembers nearly 400,00 cars over braking system defect

(This Nov. 16 story fixes headline to state nearly 400,000 cars were remembered, not 40,000)

FILE IMAGE: A Nissan logo is envisioned at the Tokyo Motor Program, in Tokyo, Japan October 24,2019 REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Image

By Kanishka Singh

( Reuters) – Japan’s Nissan Motor Co Ltd (7201 T) has stated it is recalling 394,025 cars and trucks in the United States over a braking system problem, causing issues that a brake fluid leak might possibly result in a fire.

The leakage into internal circuit boards will activate a cautioning to drivers, which if overlooked may cause a fire in “uncommon circumstances,” Nissan said in a filing dated Nov. 8 with the National Highway Traffic Security Administration (NHTSA) under recall number 18 V-601

” … if the caution is neglected and the vehicle continues to be operated in this condition, the brake fluid leak might possibly create an electrical brief in the actuator circuit, which in unusual instances, may result in a fire,” the Japanese automaker said.

The recall, which was reported on Friday by U.S. media, consists of Maxima sedans from 2016 through 2018, Infiniti QX60 high-end crossovers from 2017 to 2019, Murano SUVs from 2015 to 2018 and Pathfinder SUVs from 2017 to 2019, the filing showed.

The file does not discuss whether the brake system problem really caused any fires or injuries.

The business likewise supposedly said that it was working to fix the concern which owners of the affected vehicles will be alerted beginning early next month.

” Once the solution is available, owners will get a final notice letter asking to bring their lorry to a licensed Nissan dealership or INFINITI seller to have the treatment work finished at no charge for parts or labor,” it informed NPR in an emailed declaration.

The advancement comes less than 2 months after NHTSA opened a preliminary investigation into 553,000 Nissan Rogue sport utility cars after reports of their automatic emergency braking systems engaging without warning or a blockage.

Inappropriate evaluations of brakes, steering wheels, speed measurements and lorry stability had actually likewise caused the business to issue a recall of a number of thousand cars in Japan late in 2015.

In September, the business recalled 1.3 million lorries to fix an issue with its backup electronic camera screens.

Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Daniel Wallis

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