According to ABC News, Nissan discovered the problem after a report of a fire in a 2016 Maxima in early June. After an investigation, Nissan found additional fire incidents and decided to issue a recall on August 24.
Nissans says that the seals on antilock brake pumps can leak fluid onto a circuit board, causing an electrical short and potentially a fire. Nissan is advising drivers to not drive their vehicle if the antilock brake warning light comes on for more than 10 seconds, which may signal that a fluid leak is present. Contact Nissan Roadside Assistance for a free tow service to your local Nissan Dealer.
Dealers will inspect the serial number on the pump and replace it if the seals are defective.
No injuries have been reported due to the defect, according to Nissan.
The recall involves certain Nissan models:
Most of the recalled vehicles are in the United States and Canada. Nissan says the problem has been corrected since it was discovered.