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Nissan Recalls Almost 20,000 Pathfinder and Infiniti JX Models For Faulty Brake Parts

Nissan Recalls Almost 20,000 Pathfinder and Infiniti JX Models For Faulty Brake Parts

Japanese automakers have issued several major recalls since the beginning of the year, including the air bag problem that involves some of the world’s largest automobile manufacturers. Two weeks ago, more than three million cars and trucks were recalled because of defective airbags that have been linked to the Japan-based Takata Corporation. Toyota, Honda, Mazda, General Motors, and Nissan recalled some of their most popular models due to the possibility of the airbags spraying metal shrapnel when they deploy.

This week, Nissan is issuing a recall of 19,258 vehicles to fix potentially faulty brakes. The Japanese manufacturer is recalling the 2013 model year of the Pathfinder and Infiniti JX sports utility vehicles due to a problem with the front brake torque members that could lead to cracking and premature failure.

This defect can put drivers at risk for injury, as the front brake torque attaches the brake caliper to the front suspension and plays a large role in the strength of the structure. If the part breaks, the brake caliper could shift positions and possibly make contact with the wheel. As a result, the vehicle may undergo “reduced braking, increasing the risk of a crash,” according to documents filed with the NHTSA.

The company discovered the potential defect through a field report they received in March involving a failed front brake torque member on a 2013 Pathfinder. Following the finding, Nissan investigated the problem and determined that the potentially affected models include vehicles manufactured from December 3, 2012 through January 29, 2013.

Nissan has not said if the potential brake problem has been linked to reports of crashes or injuries. According to the defect information report filed with NHTSA, the recall affects approximately 14,168 Pathfinders and 5,090 Infiniti JX vehicles. Nissan expects the recall to begin by May, and Nissan dealers will replace the defective torque members.

Honda Issues Recall For Over 200,000 Vehicles To Fix Shift Mechanism

Honda Issues Recall For Over 200,000 Vehicles To Fix Shift Mechanism

One week after Honda recalled approximately 561,000 automobiles, the manufacturer issued a new recall that affects another 200,000.  Some of the world’s largest automobile manufacturers, including Honda, announced a collective recall of more than 3 million vehicles last week because of defective airbags that have been linked back to the Japan-based Takata Corporation.  Honda’s most recent recall, however, involves problems with the automaker’s shift-interlock sys

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BMW Vehicles Now Linked To Massive Airbag Recall

BMW Vehicles Now Linked To Massive Airbag Recall

Last week, some of the world’s largest automobile manufacturers announced a collective recall of more than 3 million vehicles because of a problem that focuses on widely and commonly used airbags that have been linked to the Japan-based Takata Corporation. The problem is that these airbags may potentially deploy with too much pressure and fire shrapnel outward into the driver’s body.

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More Than 3 Million Automobiles Recalled Over Exploding Airbag Concerns

More Than 3 Million Automobiles Recalled Over Exploding Airbag Concerns

It’s not uncommon for automobiles to be recalled because of a problem related to airbags. For instance, this week one of Chrysler’s six unrelated recalls involved vehicles that were manufactured with defective airbag warning lights that could possibly activate when there is no actual problem. Approximately 119,000 Chrysler vehicles were affected by that particular recall.

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