Nissan has announced a recall for 2013-14 Pathfinder, 2013 Infiniti JX35, and 2014 Infiniti QX60 models. The affected vehicles were manufactured from April 12, 2012, through September 20, 2013; September 15, 2011, through January 16, 2013; and January 17, 2013, through September 20, 2013, respectively.
The affected vehicles were recalled due to an issue with their antilock brake systems. During light braking on rough roads, the ABS brake pressure output software may increase stopping distance, increasing the risk of an accident and potential injuries to affected parties. Around 188,000 vehicles have been recalled, with about 153,000 in the U.S. and 13,000 in Canada.
The problem was discovered during testing this past summer, and although the stopping distance still met the requirements, the brake pressure output setting may cause longer stopping distances than drivers would expect from the force used on the brake pedal. Nissan plans to notify all owners of vehicles affected by the recall within the next two months.
Dealers will reprogram the ABS software at no cost to the owner. Nissan is available for contact by phone at (800) 647-7261, and owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline by phone at (888) 327-4236 or online at www.safercar.gov.