Nissan/Infiniti Recalls Vehicles for the Third Time
Written By: Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, Ruffo & Giuffra LLP
Nissan/Infiniti has faced a plethora of issues regarding their standard and luxury line model SUV's: the Nissan Pathfinder and the Infiniti JX35. Nissan has recalled over 150,000 vehicles this time to fix a problem with the anti-lock braking system that could result in "stopping distances that are longer than customers' expectation for the given pedal force." Nissan acknowledges that the problem could increase the risk of a crash. The recall effects the model year 2013-2014 Nissan Pathfinder, 2013 Infiniti JX35 and 2014 Infiniti QX60.
The problem arises as a result of a computer problem that weakens brake performance in the vehicle and Nissan has asked that owners bring their vehicle to a dealer to have the ABS computer chips reprogrammed. Anti-lock braking systems pump the brakes rapidly during hard braking to prevent a wheel lock up. This allows for safer and more controlled stops. As a result of this defect the vehicles being recalled will take longer than expected to come to a full stop, potentially causing accidents and injury.
This is the third recall this year for the Pathfinder and JX35 models, with prior braking and airbag issues. Nissan appears to be having ongoing issues with these model vehicles. If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of this recall, or similar brake failure, please contact our firm. We have vast experience in dealing with automobile product liability cases.