DETROIT – Nissan, over concerns of vehicle fires caused by possible electrical shorts, is recalling almost a quarter million vehicles.
More than 240,000 Nissans are on recall because an anti-lock brake pump can leak brake fluid onto a circuit board, causing an electrical short and risk fires. The recall is for 2015 to 2017 Nissan Murano, 2016 and 2017 Nissan Maxima, 2017 and 2018 Nissan Pathfinders and 2017 Infiniti QX60s.
Drivers are warned not to drive the vehicles if an anti-lock brake warning light remains on for more than 10 seconds after starting the car. Nissan also encouraged people not to park these cars in a garage, but to park outdoors and not near buildings or other vehicles.
Dealers will inspect the pump serial numbers and replace them if necessary starting Oct. 15. Most of the vehicles are in the U.S., and the rest of North America.