Fire risk: Nissan recalls 134,000 cars in North America

Fire risk: Nissan recalls 134,000 cars in North America
Image Credit: Dreamstime
Team Clark is adamant that we will never write content influenced by or paid for by an advertiser. To support our work, we do make money from some links to companies and deals on our site. Learn more about our guarantee here.

Nissan is recalling 134,000 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada because a fluid leak in the braking system could cause a fire.

Read more: These are the 7 best American cars you can buy

What you need to know about the ABS actuator recall

The following three models are involved in the recall:

  • 2016-2017 Maxima sedans
  • 2015-2017 Murano SUVs
  • 2015-2016 Murano Hybrid SUVs

Nissan has determined that the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) actuator is the culprit in the leak. If a leak occurs in vehicles affected by this recall, your ABS light will come on and remain permanently lit up on your instrument panel.

If ignored, the leak may create an electrical short, and in some rare instances, could lead to a fire.

So if you notice your ABS light is lit continually for more than 10 seconds, pull over and call Nissan Roadside Assistance at 1-800-647-7261 (option 1) to arrange towing your vehicle to a Nissan dealer at no cost to you.

No injuries have been reported resulting from the potential defect. However, Nissan did receive several reports of ‘thermal damage’ to vehicles that may include fires.

Read more: One U.S. automaker dominates new customer satisfaction tally

Is detergent gas better for your car?

Theo Thimou About the author:
Theo has co-written several books with Clark Howard, including the New York Times #1 bestseller Living Large in Lean Times. As a single widowed parent of two young children, he strives to bring unique savings tips to men and women like him who must face life without their spouses. He can be reached at [email protected]
View More Articles
  • Show Comments Hide Comments