Due to a potential fire risk, Nissan is recalling roughly 134,000 2016-2017 Maxima sedans, 2015-2017 Murano crossovers, and 2015-2016 Murano Hybrids. The recall only affects models equipped with Intelligent Cruise Control.
According to Auto Blog, the recall is being issued because the Intelligent Cruise Control has an anti-lock brake actuator pump; this feature might let brake fluid leak onto an internal electrical circuit board. An underhood fire can result if this occurs.
No injuries have been reported in relation to the recall thus far, but there have been cases of “thermal damage”.
Nissan’s solution is to replace the ABS actuator at no cost. The company has not yet issued a timeline for the repairs. Owners can expect to receive a letter in the mail with more information.
If you are affected by this recall, you may be wondering if your circuit board is damaged. Check your ABS light; if it stays illuminated for more than 10 seconds after you start the engine, it likely means the brake fluid has leaked. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration advises, “If this occurs, owners are advised to park the vehicle outdoors away from other vehicles or structures and to not drive the vehicle,”