Most California residents do not consider owning a car as something that is necessarily dangerous. However, if vehicles have defects or develop issues that could cause the vehicles to work improperly, it could put drivers and passengers at risk. In some cases, individuals may even be advised not to drive those vehicles until the serious hazard is resolved.
It was recently reported that Nissan has issued a recall that is affecting approximately 400,000 vehicles across the United States. Apparently, a defect in the braking system could result in a pump seal getting worn down, which could, in turn, cause brake fluid to leak. If the fluid does leak, an electrical short could take place that could then lead to a fire. If the anti-lock brake warning light comes on for more than 10 seconds, drivers are advised to park the vehicles outside and away from other structures.
Four Nissan models are affected by the recall, which include the 2015-2018 Murano SUV, 2016-2018 Maxima sedans, and 2017-2019 Infiniti QX60 and Nissan Pathfinder SUVs. The company is currently working to find a fix for the defect. If that repair is found, owners will be notified to take their vehicles to dealerships for repair.
It can be immensely frustrating to purchase a new vehicle only to learn that it poses a serious hazard. California owners of these vehicles may understandably worry about how the defect will affect them and their ability to drive their vehicles. If the company is not able to find an effective solution, vehicle owners may have reason to look into filing lemon law claims.