Nissan has reportedly issued a recall of more than 120,000 cars and SUVs in the United States over a brake fluid issue, the Associated Press reported Friday. Nissan said several vehicles have caught fire.
The brake fluid could leak and potentially cause fires by spilling onto a circuit board and lead to a short of the electrical system. Specifically, the seals on the antilock brake pumps can leak the fluid and if owners see the antilock brake warning light on for 10 seconds after starting up, they should park outside and call their dealership.
The recall pertains to some 2015 to 2017 Murano SUVs and 2016 to 2017 Maximas that have intelligent cruise control, as well as some 2015 and 2016 Murano hybrids. Dealers should replace the antilock brake pumps at no cost.
Nissan issued a recall Wednesday for more than 9,000 Serena minivans, which had just been released and shipped to market on Aug. 24. Nissan stopped shipments starting last week over fears of short circuiting when the minivan was using its idling stop function, Reuters reported.
The Japanese company said it knew of one minivan short circuiting and causing a small fire under its hood. However, most of the minivans were either still being shipped or still at dealerships around the U.S. and only roughly 600 had been delivered to customers, according to Reuters. The automaker said it planned to resume shipments in a week.
Back in April, Nissan recalled more than 3.5 million vehicles across the globe, including 3.2 million in the U.S., over worries the airbags wouldn’t work in the event of a crash. That recall, the fourth for Nissan over similar concerns since 2013, affected far Sentra, Altima, Pathfinder, Rogue, Maxima, Murano, and even some Infiniti models issued between 2013 and 2017, according to AutoBlog.