Abnormal Noise From Front Wheel Area
Brakes, April 12, 2013
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Our Quick Take:
One or both front brake calipers may come loose and contact the inside of the wheel. This would result in an abnormal noise and reduced braking performance.
What Should You Do?
Nissan will notifying owners of affected vehicles during May, 2013. If you notice an abnormal noise from the front wheel area or reduced braking performance please contact your local dealer immediately. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call.
The brake caliper holds the brake pads in the proper position and squeezes them against the brake rotor when the brakes are applied. These Pathfinder and JX vehicles are being recalled because the one or both of the front brake caliper assemblies may have been manufactured incorrectly. These calipers can crack, causing it to move and contact the inside of the wheel. Dealers will inspect the affected parts and replace them as necessary.
Mfr's Report Date:
April 12, 2013
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Nissan is recalling certain model year 2013 Pathfinder and Infiniti JX vehicles manufactured December 3, 2012, through January 29, 2013. The front brake torque member was improperly cast resulting in structural weakness. This can lead to premature failure and cracking.
If the brake torque member fails, the brake caliper may move and contact the inside of the road wheel, resulting in reduced braking, increasing the risk of a crash.
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the manufacturing date of the torque members and replace them, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in early May 2013. Owners may contact Nissan Customer Service at 1-800-647-7261.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration