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Recall 18V916000

Brake Pedal Travels Too Far Upon Braking

Recall Details

The anti-lock brake system hydraulic control unit (ABS HCU) has valves internally that can be affected negatively by brake fluids that contain specific corrosion preventing additives. This can result in extended brake pedal travel when braking. Dealers will flush the brake system with DOT 4 fluid and then test the HCU valves to check for sticking, replacing affected HCU's also as needed free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The brake pedal may travel too far upon application due to a concern with the anti lock brake system hydraulic control unit components. Extended brake pedal travel can result in longer stopping distances and an accident.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Nissan must be performed by a Nissan dealership. Nissan will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in February, 2019. 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 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.

Affected Cars

Brakes, December 19, 2018

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
December 19, 2018
NHTSA Action Number
EA18001
Potential Number of Units Affected
86,265
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
18V916000
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Summary
Nissan of North America, Inc (Nissan) is recalling certain 2009 Murano vehicles. The valves within the ABS Hydraulic Control Units (HCU) may react with brake fluids containing specific corrosion preventative additives. This reaction may cause the valves to not close properly.
Consequence
If the valves do not properly close, additional brake pedal travel may be required to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Nissan has notified owners, and dealers will flush the brake system with DOT 4 fluid. The HCU will then be tested to detect a possible stuck valve condition. If necessary, the HCU will be replaced, free of charge. The recall began February 7, 2019. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-867-7669.
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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