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Recall 18V601000

Brake Fluid Leaks Inside Anti-Lock Brake Actuator Pump Causing Electrical Short

Recall Details

Brake fluid may be allowed to leak inside the anti-lock brake system (ABS) actuator pump, resulting in an internal electrical short on the pump's circuit board. Dealers will inspect the serial number on the ABS actuator and replace it as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern. Note that when the short has begun to occur, the ABS warning light will remain on longer than usual after engine start up. When this happens, the vehicle should be isolated from other vehicles and structures and not be driven.

Our Quick Take

Brake fluid may leak inside the anti-lock brake actuator pump, contaminating the internal circuit board and causing an electrical short. An electrical short increases risk of a fire.

What Should You Do?

When the short has begun to occur, the ABS warning light will remain on longer than usual after engine start up. When this happens, the vehicle should be isolated from other vehicles and structures and not be driven. Recall repairs on your Nissan or Infiniti must be performed by a Nissan or Infiniti dealership, respectively. Nissan will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in October, 2018. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Nissan or Infiniti dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Brakes, September 07, 2018

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
September 07, 2018
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
215,124
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
18V601000
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Summary
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2015-2017 Nissan Murano, 2016-2017 Nissan Maxima, 2017-2018 Nissan Pathfinder, and 2017 Infiniti QX60 vehicles. The Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) actuator pumps may allow brake fluid to leak onto an internal circuit board.
Consequence
A brake fluid leak on the circuit board may result in an electrical short, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the serial number on the ABS actuator, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 15, 2018. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-867-7669. Note: When brake fluid has leaked onto the circuit board, the ABS warning lamp will remain illuminated for more than 10 seconds after engine start up. If this occurs, owners are advised to park the vehicle outdoors away from other vehicles or structures and to not drive the vehicle.
Notify
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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