2013-'14 Nissan Pathfinder Among Nissan Vehicles Recalled for Brake Problem
- Nissan is recalling approximately 153,311 2013-'14 Nissan Pathfinder, 2013 Infiniti JX35 and 2014 Infiniti QX60 vehicles to fix a braking problem.
- During light braking on rough roads, the antilock brake system brake pressure output software may lead to an increase in stopping distance.
- Nissan said it will notify owners of the recall within 60 days.
WASHINGTON — Nissan is recalling approximately 153,311 2013-'14 Nissan Pathfinder, 2013 Infiniti JX35 and 2014 Infiniti QX60 vehicles to fix a braking problem, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
"In the affected vehicles, during light braking on rough roads, the antilock brake system (ABS) brake pressure output software may lead to an increase in stopping distance," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "The increased stopping distance may increase the risk of a crash."
The affected Pathfinders were built from April 18, 2012 through September 20, 2013; the Infiniti JX35 vehicles were built from September 15, 2011 through January 16, 2013 and the affected Infiniti QX60 vehicles were built from January 17, 2013 through September 20, 2013.
"No crashes or injuries have been reported to Nissan or Infiniti related to this issue," wrote Steve Yaeger, a Nissan spokesman, in response to a query from Edmunds on Wednesday.
The automaker told federal safety regulators that no other Nissan or Infiniti vehicles are affected by this issue because the affected ABS system software programming is unique to these models and dates of manufacture.
Nissan implemented a software reprogramming change in vehicle production on September 20 and decided to recall the vehicles on October 7, according to documentation filed with the federal government. Nissan said it received a technical report from a Canadian dealer about the issue in late May. The automaker also identified four previous field incident reports concerning brake performance on the Infiniti JX35.
Nissan said it investigated the issue but "could not duplicate." It decided to recall the vehicles "upon further review of field data."
Nissan dealers will reprogram the ABS software. Owners will be notified within 60 days. They can contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.
Edmunds says: If you are experiencing a problem with your vehicle, take it into the dealership. But other Nissan and Infiniti owners affected by this recall should wait for official notification.