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Fire Hazards Amongst Nissans and Infinitis Yields Recall

Yet another recall for newer models of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles has recently surfaced due to hazardous brake fluid leaks and possibility of fire.

About the Fire Risk Recalls

According to Consumer Reports, nearly 400,000 vehicles from the popular Japanese car manufacturers Nissan and their luxury subdivision Infiniti are being recalled over serious brake defaults. Inadequate braking systems within the cars have higher chances of excreting brake fluids that may seep into internal vehicle parts and become more likely to ignite a flame.

This is the second recall of many of these Nissan vehicles as a similar issue with the braking systems occurred in September 2018.  Owners of the vehicles are being advised to take their cars to dealers for inspection and repair despite whether or not they have already done so with the first recall in 2018.

As of present day, Nissan has yet to confirm or acknowledge any actual fires or incidents arising from this issue.

List of the Vehicles Recalled

  1. 2015-2018 Nissan Murano SUV
  2. 2016-2018 Nissan Maxima sedan
  3. 2017-2019 Nissan Pathfinder
  4. 2017-2019 Infiniti QX60

Warnings and Solutions

  • Nissan reports that if a fluid leak were to disrupt the vehicle internally, the ABS warning lamp would immediately activate
  • Ignoring the warning while running the engine or continuing to drive could potentially strengthen risks of fire
  • Drivers should park their vehicles after receiving the warning and contact Nissan Roadside Assistance for help (800-867-7669)
  • A notice will be sent out this upcoming December and Nissan/Infiniti owners will be able to have their cars repaired for free

Contact an Experienced Vehicle Defect Lawyer

Drivers have enough to worry about while traversing the roadways on a daily basis. When a person gets behind the wheel of a car, there is a reasonable expectation that the car is going to perform in a matter that would not put the operator’s life in jeopardy. Unfortunately there are hundreds of vehicle recalls each year due to manufacturer defects, from the tires to the ignition switches, that can cause catastrophic injuries and in some cases death. If you or a loved one have been injured due to a defective part in a vehicle, contact Thomas J. Henry.

Our experienced defective vehicle lawyers have handled a multitude of injury claims caused by recalled vehicles. We continue to handle cases involving faulty and dangerous GM ignition switches and Takata airbags. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, Austin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free legal consultation — our attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends.

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