Nissan recalling vehicles due to risk of fire

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If you recently bought a Nissan, how well do you trust the safety of your new car? According to, Nissan has issued a recall for 394,025 cars. They include:

  • The 2017-2018 Pathfinder.
  • The 2016-2017 Maxima.
  • The 2015-2017 Murano.
  • The 2017 Infiniti QX60.

The problem? An anti-lock brake pump seal. Nissan says the seal could deteriorate, leaking brake fluid onto an electronic board. The fluid could cause a short in the electric board, leading to a fire.

If brake fluid leaks onto the circuit board, the automaker said, the ABS warning light will activate for more than 10 seconds. Nissan’s stark warning: “Owners are advised to park the vehicle outdoors away from other vehicles and structures and to not drive the vehicle.”

An unusual recall

What is strange is that Nissan is recalling most of the vehicles for the second time for the same reason. About 215,000 of the vehicles were recalled previously. Nissan’s explanation: “These vehicles were previously recalled and unrepaired, or inspected and determined to not need a repair.”

The Nissan statement does not explain why the cars were “unrepaired” or “determined to not need a repair.” Regardless, Nissan has changed its mind about the need for repairs. Based on its own statement advising owners not to drive the cars when the warning light comes on, the situation sounds dangerous.

Nissan says it will install a newly designed ABS actuator in recalled cars at no cost to customers. The automaker is in the process of notifying the cars’ owners.

Fight fire with an experienced legal advocate

If you have been injured in a Nissan fire, you may have suffered injuries that are keeping you from working and supporting your family. An insurance company may be pressuring you with a lowball settlement because it knows you need the money. You also have the burden of trying to prove who is responsible for your injuries and, more importantly, who is accountable for your loss of income and suffering. The legal system is complex and Nissan has an army of lawyers on its side.

Fortunately, Orlando area personal injury lawyer Scott M. Miller, of the Law Offices of Scott M. Miller, PLLC, has experience handling cases like yours. Our legal team will aggressively examine the circumstances of your case.

We know how to stand up to large corporations, their lawyers and insurance companies. We will fight for your rights, as well as fair financial compensation. Our law offices are based in Longwood, and they serve Orlando, Daytona Beach, Sanford, Deland, and all of Seminole County, Orange County, Lake County, and Volusia County.

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