Nissan is recalling 2009 Muranos because of an issue with braking. The brake problem has been linked to 14 crashes, three of which involved injuries.
The recall involves approximately 90,000 Murano SUVs from the 2009 model year. Those vehicles have a potentially faulty part in the antilock brake system. The part is an ABS component that could react with brake fluids to create a gelatinous substance that causes valves within the brake system to stick open. This can cause additional travel for the brake pedal.
If the part fails, the brake pedal may move closer to the floor of the vehicle than usual and it could occur more quickly than the driver is expecting. Also, even though the brakes are engaging, it can feel like they are not. Stopping distances could increase.
This problem has been known by the company for some time. In April 2018, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened an investigation into brake-related problems with 2009 Nissan Muranos, which have been linked to 14 crashes. For owners of 2009 Nissan Muranos, Nissan will inspect the part and replace it at no cost to the owners.
There have been more automobile recalls in recent years than at any time in American history. Vehicles are becoming more complex, which results in more parts potentially failing. Automobile manufacturers have a duty to make automobiles which are safe for the public. If they fail to do so and someone is injured as a result, the victim can sue the company for damages.
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