Tuesday, December 11

Faulty Brake Pumps Cause Nissan Recall

Nissan is recalling more than 215,000 vehicles in the U.S. due to a fire risk caused by a faulty seal on an anti-lock brake pump. The pump can leak brake fluid onto a circuit board, potentially causing an electrical short.

The recall covers recent Muranos, Maximas, Pathfinders, and Infiniti QX60 vehicles.

In September, GM recalled more than 200,000 vehicles in the U.S. because their brakes may have been ineffective.

In the past several months, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz, Fiat Chrysler, and BMW have also recalled vehicles due to brake-related safety issues.

Nissan is urging drivers to get out of the vehicle if the anti-lock brake warning lamp stays on for more than 10 seconds. If this happens, vehicles should be parked outside. It is not clear whether any fires have actually occurred.

Read more about the Nissan brake recall at CNBC.

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