Nissan recalls new SUVs for brake problem

2013 Nissan Pathfinder

Nissan Motor Company announced on Friday that they will be recalling their Pathfinder, as well as their luxury division Infiniti JX for a potentially dangerous brake issue. In all, over 19,000 vehicles will be affected by the latest Nissan recall. This was the result of an investigation, due to a field report concerning brake failure that was filed in March.

The brake issue in question has to do with the front brake torque member, or to put it into English…the iron brake caliper. It was improperly cast, resulting in possible cracking, and ultimately failure to work.

Should the caliper fail, it could make contact with the inside of the wheel, reducing the ability to bring the vehicle to a complete stop. This could increase the risk of the vehicle bringing involved in an accident. As of Friday, there were no accidents and/or injuries reported.

The latest Nissan recall will have letters being sent out to registered owners with instructions to bring their vehicles back to the dealership for complementary repairs. This is expected to start in early May.

The vehicles were produced between Dec. 3, 2012, through Jan. 29, 2013. If any vehicles are still on dealership lots, they will be brought through the dealership’s service department for repairs, before they are sold to the general public.


Sources: Yahoo and Detroit News

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