Nissan's Intelligent Cruise Control Likes To Commit Suicide By Fire


When the NHTSA recommends you don't drive your car until a recall fix is done, things are pretty serious.

When the National Highway TrafficSafety Administration issues a recall it's usually something that can be sortedout easily and only cost some of your free time to fix. When it issues astatement related to your car and recommend that you don't drive it untilthe repair is carried out, things start looking more serious, especially whenthe result of the problem could possibly see your Nissan going up inflames. Luckily there's a telltale sign that you may need the fix.

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Owners may be able to tell if their Nissan is affected if the ABS warning lamp remains on for more than 10 seconds after engine start up. If so, owners are advised to park outdoors, away from other cars or structures and to not drive the vehicle. The NHTSAfound that on certain Nissan models fitted with the Intelligent Cruise Controloption, there’s a possibility that the Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) actuator pumps mayallow brake fluid to leak onto an internal electrical circuit board. This fluid when combined with a electrical spark, couldpossibly result in an electrical short, increasing the risk of a fire, and the only place fire is acceptable is inside the cylinders.

Luckily there have been no injuriesreported as a result of this fault, so this warning has been released in goodtime. Keeping the record clean is now up to the manufacturer, which is yet toprovide a notification schedule for the roll out of fixes. Affected models are 2016-2017 Maximas manufactured between Feb 10, 2015 - August 19, 2016; 2015-2017 Muranos manufactured between Aug 22, 2014 - August 19,2016; and lastly 2015-2016 Murano Hybrids manufactured between August 22, 2014 - July 19, 2016. Keep an eye on those warning lights people, and count to ten before looking away to connect your phone or set the nav.