WASHINGTON — Nissan North America is recalling 9,614 2015 Nissan Murano SUVs to fix a potential problem with the antilock brakes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. A stop-sale order has been issued to Nissan dealers until the vehicles can be repaired.
"These vehicles are equipped with antilock braking system actuators which may have contamination in the solenoid valves, potentially affecting the valves' ability to completely close and allow a build-up of brake pressure, or fully open and allow the hydraulic brake pressure to completely drop," said NHTSA in its recall summary.
"Under some driving conditions, when the ABS is activated, the malfunctioning ABS actuator could cause a loss of vehicle stability, increasing the risk of a crash."
Nissan told federal safety regulators there are no injuries or fatalities linked to the recall.
The problem does not affect any other Nissan or Infiniti vehicles.
Nissan attributed the problem to a supplier quality issue that has since been corrected.
The affected vehicles were built from December 4, 2014 to March 17, 2015.
Nissan dealers will inspect and replace the ABS actuator. The recall is expected to begin by early August. Owners can contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.
Edmunds says: Nissan dealers are beginning to receive parts to make the repairs, so it's a good idea to stay in touch with your dealer if you own one of these vehicles. The dealer can also provide a rental to customers until parts become available.