Nissan is recalling nearly 400,000 vehicles in the US over a potential fluid leak. Because this problem could lead to fires, exposing occupants to injury risks, the automaker is warning drivers they should not ignore this campaign.
The recall report states that 394,025 vehicles produced by Nissan can experience brake fluid leaks.
A fire will occur if the fluid makes its way into the internal circuit boards in the vehicles and an electrical short takes place.
Impacted vehicles include the 2015 through 2018 Murano SUVs, the 2017 through 2019 Pathfinder SUVs, the 2016 through 2018 Maxima sedans, and the 2017 through 2019 Infiniti QX60 luxury crossovers.
The firm claims that while the leak would trigger a warning, many drives may ignore it. In this scenario, an electrical short is more likely to take place and a fire will follow.
In September, the four car models being recalled now over fire concerns were listed under another recall covering vehicles experiencing issues with their back-up cameras and display settings. One year earlier, the firm recalled 215,000 cars and SUVs due to a fire risk.
At the time, Nissan urged impacted car owners to park their vehicles outdoors to avoid dangerous fires.
Now, the automaker is seeing a drop in its shares following a gloomy profit forecast.
Considering the firm has issued so many recall campaigns in the past couple of years, it’s clear that Nissan must do more to protect its customers.
Until the firm is able to prevent recalls by making 100% safe vehicles, consumers must beware they should never ignore a recall campaign.
If you own one of the recalled Nissan vehicles, bring your car to a dealership as soon as you receive a recall notice in the mail.
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