WASHINGTON — Nissan North America is recalling 12,616 2016 Nissan Murano SUVs and 2016 Nissan Maxima sedans because of a brake problem, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
A stop-sale order is in place until the affected vehicles are repaired.
"The antilock-braking system actuator may have a damaged O-ring that may result in a lack of brake fluid pressure," said NHTSA in its recall summary. "Insufficient brake fluid pressure may lengthen the distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash."
The problem was discovered during a routine inspection at Nissan's Smyrna, Tennessee plant. The automaker told federal safety regulators it is not aware of any "field information related to this issue."
The affected Murano SUVs were built from December 17, 2015 to February 11, 2016. The affected Maxima sedans were built from November 25, 2015 to February 12, 2016.
If parts are required, a rental vehicle is covered by the campaign while parts are on order, Nissan said.
Edmunds says: Owners of these vehicles should schedule a service appointment once they receive their official recall notice. If you have an immediate concern, it's best to contact your dealer now.