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Nissan Armada Recall 13V451000

The Vehicle May Not Stop as Expected

Brakes, September 18, 2013

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

Braking efficiency could be unexpectedly reduced, resulting in increased stopping distance.

What Should You Do?

Nissan will notify owners beginning October 14, 2013. If you don't receive notification and you feel you should, please contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call.

Summary:

The brake master cylinder provides the hydraulic pressure to operate the braking system. Certain vehicles are being recalled because the brake master cylinder may intermittently reduce the pressure supplied to the front brakes. This could result in increased stopping distance, increasing the risk of a crash, Dealers will replace the master cylinder on affected vehicles to correct this concern.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2013

Manufacturer's Report Date: September 18, 2013

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V451000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Potential Number of Units Affected: 3,247

Summary: Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2013 Titan and Armada vehicles manufactured February 22, 2013, through May 3, 2013. The affected vehicles have a brake master cylinder which may intermittently reduce the pressure supplied to the front brakes.

Consequence: If the front brake pressure is reduced there would be less braking power, requiring a longer distance to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy: Nissan has notified owners, and dealers will replace the master cylinder, free of charge. The recall began on October 14, 2013. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

Notes: 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.

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