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Anti-Lock Brake Actuator Pumps Force Nissan Recalls

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On: Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 11:12AM | By: Lou Ruggieri

Anti-Lock Brake Actuator Pumps Force Nissan Recalls

When you finally decide on a new car to purchase, it is a wonderful day. The feeling of going to the dealership with a clear sense of what you want, what you’re willing to pay, and what you’re willing to walk away from if necessary is very empowering and in a way, helps you become a bit better of a functioning adult. You finally get your new keys in your hand and drive off the lot, and you don’t have a care in the world except for how far out in the work parking lot you’re going to have to leave your car in order to preserve the brand new clear-coat.

What might not cross your mind is the idea that maybe that brand new, never before used car maybe be more dangerous than the 1994 3000GT you just traded in. Sadly, this may be the case for 120,329 Nissan owners. Those that bought 2016-2017 Maximas built between February 10, 2015 through August 19, 2016 or Muranos made between August 22, 2014 through August 19, 2016 or Murano Hybrids made from August 22, 2014 through July 19, 2016 may be in for a bit of frustrating news. Nissan has issued a voluntary recall of these cars due to an issue with the Anti-Lock Brake actuator pumps. It seems these faulty pumps can begin to leak brake fluid on to a circuit board below it.

As you can probably imagine, electrical equipment combined with flammable brake fluid can combine for a very nasty experience on the interstate. The possibility of a fire starting is apparently enough that Nissan decided to reign these cars back in to fix the problem. Nissan has issued a warning to owners to keep a look out for their ABS warning lamp staying on for more than ten seconds after starting their car. This is a sign that brake fluid has leaked onto the circuit board, and if so, owners should not drive their cars, or park their cars near anything flammable (inside a garage, parking structures, etc.). The company has said it will notify owners, who then will be instructed to bring their cars back in to dealerships where they will be inspected and evaluated. They will replace the ABS actuator as needed, at no charge. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261 for more information. So while your new Nissan may have lost some of its initial luster, fear not, because once this recall gets taken care of, you can go back to just worrying about watching out for tree sap and shopping carts.


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