Nissan recalls 134,000 Maxima and Murano models due to fire risk

Owners are advised not to drive affected vehicles until they're fixed.

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The Basics: Nissan has recalled approximately 134,000 2016-2017 Maxima sedans, 2015-2017 Murano crossovers, and 2015-2016 Murano Hybrids due to the potential of a fire. Only models equipped with Intelligent Cruise Control are affected by this recall.

The Problem: Apparently, the Intelligent Cruise Control features an anti-lock brake actuator pump that may allow brake fluid to leak onto an internal electrical circuit board. If that happens, it could result in an underhood fire.

Injuries/Deaths: None reported, though there have been some reports of "thermal damage." We're pretty sure that's a nice way of saying some cars have caught on fire.

The Fix: The ABS actuator will be replaced free of charge. Nissan has not yet released a timeline for the fix, but owners will receive a letter in the mail with details.

If you own one: You'll know if your circuit board has been damaged by leaking brake fluid if your ABS light stays illuminated for more than 10 seconds after the engine has been started. "If this occurs, owners are advised to park the vehicle outdoors away from other vehicles or structures and to not drive the vehicle," says the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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