Nissan announced that it will recall about 170,000 of its 2007-2008 Sentra Sedans due to faulty brake cylinder. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the defect was caused by machining irregularity of the Bosch master brake cylinder that could result in the leaking of brake fluid from the master cylinder. The leak of brake fluid into the brake booster assembly could trigger off the brake warning light indicator. If the flashing warning light went unheeded by the owner and the vehicle was not sent for repair immediately, the brake circuits could ultimately fail, making the car uncontrollable and resulting in possible injury or death.
The recall exercise affected only master brake cylinders manufactured by Nissan’s contractor Bosch in the affected model and years. During the repair, the vehicle’s master cylinder or brake booster assembly was inspected for leakages. If a leakage was found, the master cylinder was replaced and all costs were absorbed by Nissan.
The recalled models affected cars in the United States only and owners were advised to contact their dealers or Nissan at (800) 647-7261 to make appointments for the repairs. Owners can also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236 or visit http://www.safercar.gov.
If you or a loved one owns one of the affected Chrysler or Dodge models and have experienced an injury or accident due to electrical malfunctions, contact Newsome Law Firm and fill out a case evaluation form today. Our team of attorneys has experience specific to complications associated with automobile recalls. Not only can they give you the legal guidance you need, they can help you get the compensation you deserve.