Recalls: Nissan recalls 2013 Pathfinder and Infiniti JX models over faulty brake torque members
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Nissan and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have just issued a recall for 2013 Nissan Pathfinder and Infiniti JX models over an issue with the front main stoppers. The problem lies in the part where the brake caliper attaches to the front suspension assembly, which is known as the brake torque member.

According to the recall, the parts weren’t properly casted during the manufacturing process, which could result in structural weakness. Should the brake torque member fail, the entire caliper would detach from its mounting point, resulting in a complete failure and loss of the caliper.

Nissan said that they will notify all affected owners of vehicles made from December 3, 2012 through January 29, 2013.

For full details, check out the press release after the jump.

RECALL Subject : Front Brake Torque Member may Fail

Report Receipt Date: APR 12, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V139000
Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES
Potential Number of Units Affected: 19,258
Manufacturer: Nissan North America, Inc.

SUMMARY:
Nissan is recalling certain model year 2013 Pathfinder and Infiniti JX vehicles manufactured December 3, 2012, through January 29, 2013. The front brake torque member was improperly cast resulting in structural weakness. This can lead to premature failure and cracking.

CONSEQUENCE:
If the brake torque member fails, the brake caliper may move and contact the inside of the road wheel, resulting in reduced braking, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY:
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the manufacturing date of the torque members and replace them, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in early May 2013. Owners may contact Nissan Customer Service at 1-800-647-7261.

NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

- By: Chris Chin


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