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Nissan Power Steering Hose

RECALL SUBJECT:
Nissan Motor Corporation - Nissan North America, Inc.
DATE:
March 16, 2017
MANUFACTURER:
Nissan Motor Corporation - Nissan North America, Inc.
SUMMARY:

Nissan North America, Inc., is recalling more than 56,000 SUVs with defective power steering hoses that may leak fluid, leading to potential fire. The recall affects Nissan Murano vehicles manufactured between 2013-2014.

In March 2017, Nissan announced that it is recalling more than 56,000 vehicles due to defective power steering hoses. The affected vehicles are Nissan Muranos, years 2013-2014. According to the report, the defect with power steering hoses is severe enough that the hoses may leak power steering fluid due to a lack of proper securement. The fluid could drip onto hot exhaust pipes or a hot engine, leading to fire, and endanger drivers, passengers, and others in the vicinity. Details about the recall are provided below.

NHTSA campaign number: 17V1840000

Components: Steering

History of recalls: This is not the first time that Nissan has issued a recall in recent memory. Nissan has also issued the following recalls:

● 2016 Maxima and Murano for brake issues
● 2014 Rogue for fuel pump issues
● Leaf for freezing brake booster problems
● Altima for secondary hood latch defects
● Versa for faulty springs.

The above list is not complete. You can read the full list of Nissan recalls online at AutoBlog.com.

CONSEQUENCE:

Nissan power steering hose clamp may detach, leading to power steering fluid leaks and a fire hazard.

SOLUTION:

The NHTSA notice informs 2013-2014 Nissan Murano SUV owners that Nissan dealers will repair the defect for affected owners free of charge, and install a power steering high pressure hose kit. Nissan has not yet begun notifying affected owners. If you are the owner of a recalled 2013-14 Nissan Murano, you should receive notice in the mail within 60 days’ time, as well as instructions regarding how to seek repairs at no cost to you.

If you are the owner of a 2013 or 2014 Nissan Murano and you believe that you may be affected, you can contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline by calling 1-888-327-4236, or you can visit safercar.gov to learn more. If you are the owner of an affected vehicle and receive notice from Nissan regarding repairs, do not hesitate to take action.

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