Nissan recalls several SUVS to repair ABS software glitch

2013 Nissan Pathfinder

Nissan is recalling several of their sport utility vehicles, as well as those in their Infiniti’s lineup, for a brake issue. In all, 182,003 vehicles will be affected by the latest Nissan recall, with 151,695 of those in the United States. The rest of the vehicles were sold in countries such as Canada, Mexico, Russia, and China.

The vehicles affected are:

2013 – 2014 Nissan Pathfinder

2013 Infiniti JX35

2014 Infiniti QX60 (formerly the JX35, rebadged as a part of Infiniti’s new naming strategy)

The brake issue concerns the anti-lock braking system’s (ABS) software. It has been determined that on rough or uneven roads, the software may allow for longer-than-usual braking distances, especially for drivers that may be accustomed to shorter distances. This could increase the risk of the vehicle being involved in an accident, or injuries occurring, although Nissan has not reported either instance.

The latest Nissan recall will have technicians reprogramming the software, as well as making any other corrections necessary. The repairs will come at no charge to the owners, who can contact their local Nissan or Infiniti dealerships for more information. This is the second Nissan recall involving brakes for the Pathfinder this year.

 

Source: Chicago Tribune

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