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Yet another recall for Nissan's troubled Pathfinder

October 23, 2013|By David Undercoffler
  • Nissan is recalling its Pathfinder, seen here, the 2013 Infiniti JX35 and the 2014 Infiniti QX60 for an issue with the ABS software.
Nissan is recalling its Pathfinder, seen here, the 2013 Infiniti JX35 and… (Nissan / Wieck )

Nissan and its Infiniti luxury division are voluntarily recalling nearly 152,000 crossovers to fix an issue with the anti-lock braking system.

The recall affects the 2013 and 2014 Nissan Pathfinder, the 2013 Infiniti JX35, and the 2014 Infiniti QX60. The vehicles’ ABS software system has a glitch that could cause “increased stopping distances” during light braking on rough or uneven roads, Nissan said in a statement. This issue is not mechanical, but electronic.

“The increased stopping distance may increase the risk of a crash,” the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a statement. No accidents or injuries have been reported as a result of this issue, according to Nissan spokesman Steve Yaeger.

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This recent recall is only the latest problem for the current generation of the Nissan Pathfinder and Infiniti JX. In September, NHTSA opened a preliminary investigation into reports of transmission failure on both models, and two earlier recalls in 2013 addressed problems with the vehicles’ airbag sensors and with a mechanical component of the braking system.

“Nissan is committed to a high level of customer safety, service and satisfaction and are working with dealers to provide an outstanding ownership experience to Pathfinder owners,” Nissan said.

Owners will be notified by Nissan if their vehicle is included in the recall, and dealers will reprogram the ABS system for free, NHTSA said.


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