Nissan is recalling 86,265 Murano SUVs from the 2009 model year to address a potentially faulty part in the antilock brake system (ABS). If this part fails, the brake pedal may move closer to the floor than usual and more quickly than a driver might expect.
The part earlier had a ‘voluntary recall.’
Vehicles recalled: Certain 2009 Nissan Murano SUVs manufactured from July 9, 2007, through Aug. 29, 2009.
The problem: A zinc coating on an ABS component may react with brake fluids to create a gelatinous substance that causes valves within the brake system to stick open. As a result, extra fluid may accumulate within the brake system and cause additional brake-pedal travel. Drivers would experience the pedal moving more quickly and further to the floor than they may expect.
The fix: The dealership will inspect the part and replace it, if necessary, at no cost to owners.
How to contact the manufacturer: Nissan began notifying all potentially affected owners on Feb. 4, 2019. Owners may also call Nissan customer service at 800-867-7669.
NHTSA campaign number: NHTSA’s number for this recall is 18V916.