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Recall 06V348000

Brake Fluid Cap Is Missing Part of the Required Brake Fluid Warning

Recall Details

The brake fluid reservoir cap is missing some required brake fluid warning information. Nissan will send a new revised reservoir cap to vehicle owners. This recall began on November 10, 2006.

Our Quick Take

Brake fluid is kept in a reservoir under the hood. The reservoir has a cap to seal off the fluid, which keeps the fluid from getting any kind of contamination or debris into it. It is mandated that this cap have a brake fluid warning printed onto it. The reservoir caps equipped with this vehicle are missing part of the required warning, and therefore must be replaced.

What Should You Do?

We at RepairPal have designated this a medium priority recall. Please contact your Nissan dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Affected Cars

Brakes, November 10, 2006

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
November 10, 2006
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
13,184
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
06V348000
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Summary
CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 135, 'PASSENGER CAR BRAKE SYSTEMS.' THE BRAKE FLUID RESERVOIR CAP IS MISSING PART OF THE REQUIRED BRAKE FLUID WARNING.
Consequence
THE PURPOSE OF THIS STANDARD IS TO ENSURE SAFE BRAKING PERFORMANCE UNDER NORMAL AND EMERGENCY DRIVING CONDITIONS.
Remedy
NEW BRAKE FLUID RESERVOIR CAPS WILL BE MAILED TO VEHICLE OWNERS ALONG WITH INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSTALLATION. THE LETTERS WILL INSTRUCT OWNERS WHO DO NOT WANT TO REPLACE THEIR OWN BRAKE FLUID RESERVOIR CAP TO TAKE THE CAR TO A DEALER FOR THE REPAIR. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 10, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.
Notify
CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
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