Nissan recalls 10819 vehicles in Canada due to potential fluid leak fire

by The Associated Press Posted Sep 9, 2016 6:39 am MDT Last Updated Sep 9, 2016 at 10:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Nissan recalls 10,819 vehicles in Canada due to potential fluid leak, fire hazard FILE – This Feb. 11, 2016, photo shows a Nissan emblem on a 2016 Nissan automobile at the Pittsburgh International Auto Show in Pittsburgh. Nissan is recalling over 120,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. because brake fluid could leak and cause fires. In some cases owners should park their vehicles outside until they are fixed. The recall covers certain 2015 to 2017 Murano SUVs and 2016 to 2017 Maxima large cars that are equipped with intelligent cruise control. Also included are some 2015 and 2016 Murano hybrids. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) DETROIT – Nissan is recalling about 134,000 cars and SUVs worldwide, including 10,819 in Canada, because brake fluid could leak and cause fires. In some cases, the company says people should park the vehicles outside until they are fixed.The recall covers certain 2015 to 2017 Murano SUVs and 2016 to 2017 Maxima large cars that are equipped with intelligent cruise control. Also included are some 2015 and 2016 Murano hybrids.Nissan says in documents posted Friday that seals on antilock brake pumps can leak fluid onto a circuit board. That can cause an electrical short, which could lead to a fire.Nissan Canada said the recall applies to 8,107 Murranos from the 2015 and 2016 model years and 2,734 Maximas from the 2016 and 2017 model years that were sold in Canada.The company said in a U.S. filing that it found out about the problem after getting a report of a fire in a 2016 Maxima on June 7. The company investigated and found several more fires. It decided to recall the cars on Aug. 24, according to documents.Nissan said in a statement that it will send owners a letter this month notifying them of what to do if the antilock brake light comes on. A follow-up letter will be sent once parts are available to make repairs.Dealers will inspect the serial number on the brake actuator pump, and replace it for free if it has defective seals.The company said the problem has been corrected in vehicles since it was discovered. Nissan says it has no reports of any injuries caused by the defect. read more