Nissan recalling 150k SUVs for brake problem

Posted at 8:39 PM, Oct 23, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-23 20:39:42-04

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Nissan is recalling approximately almost 152,000 Nissan and Infiniti SUVs due to a computer problem that could weaken brake performance.

In-car computers that control the anti-lock braking system may not respond correctly during light braking on rough surfaces. The result is that the vehicles can take slightly longer than expected to come to a full stop.

Anti-lock braking systems pump the brakes rapidly during hard braking to prevent the wheels from locking up, or skidding. When tires begin skidding across the pavement it becomes impossible to control a car so anti-lock braking systems are supposed to provide for safer, more controlled, stops.

The vehicles involved in the recall are some Nissan Pathfinders from the 2013 and 2014 model years as well as 2013 Infiniti JX35 and 2014 QX60 SUVs. Infiniti is Nissan’s luxury division.

Nissan will ask owners of effected vehicles to bring their vehicles to a Nissan or Infiniti dealer to have the ABS computer chips reprogrammed. The service will be performed at no charge. No accidents or injuries have been reported due to the problem, Nissan said.

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