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Nissan recalls Pathfinder, Infiniti SUVs to fix brake fault

10:50 AM, Oct 23, 2013   |    comments
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Nissan is recalling 188,302 sport utility vehicles, mostly in the United States, to fix faulty brake control software that may increase the risk of a crash.

In the United States, the recall affects 151,695 Nissan Pathfinders from model years 2013 and 2014, as well as Infiniti JX35 SUVs from model year 2013, and QX60 SUVs from model year 2014, the company said on Wednesday. Smaller numbers of SUVs are affected in Canada, China, Russia, Mexico and other countries.

Nissan said there have been no reports of accidents or injuries related to the problem.

In the affected vehicles, on rough or uneven roads, software settings in the anti-lock braking system may lead to stopping distances that are longer than drivers expect, Nissan said.

Nissan will notify owners within the next 60 days, and dealers will reprogram the anti-lock braking system at no cost, according to documents filed online with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

NBC News

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