1. A busted relay in the Pathfinder's brake light switch can cause the brake lights to stay on after the driver releases the pedal.

    Seems like a quick way to make a lot of enemies on the road. Good news is that it's being recalled. The not-so-good news is the recall won't begin until March 1st.…

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  2. A lawsuit claiming Nissan's automatic emergency braking (AEB) system has dangerous defects will continue in court

    following a U.S. District Court judge tossing out the automaker's motion to dismiss. AEB systems monitor the road and can apply the brakes if the system detects a collision is imminnent. But according to the lawsuit, Nissan's AEB detects items that aren't there and can randomly bring the car to a screeching halt.…

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  3. Nissan has been hit with another lawsuit for their forward emergency braking system

    that detects objects that aren’t really there. Instead of protecting drivers, system creates perfect conditions for rear-end and side crashes. A safety feature that actually causes crashes? Talk about awwwkward.

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  4. Does Nissan's automatic emergency braking (AEB) system have a defective radar?

    A California lawsuit says malfunctions in the system create random emergency braking situations when the radar detects objects that aren’t really there.

    The owner's manuals for many of the vehicles admit the automatic emergency braking systems do "not function in all driving, traffic, weather and road conditions.” But the plaintiff says the manual leaves out the part about how the systems can cause vehicles to suddenly stop even when no objects are in the driving lane.

    It’s scary to think that a safety system might actually create more crash scenarios than it prevents.

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  5. I have some choice words for Nissan’s anti-lock brake actuator pump.

    And yes, I realize that is an odd thing to say, but hear me out. The pump leaks brake fluid onto internal circuit boards which starts fires. And it’s been a problem more than once.

    The pumps were first recalled back in 2016. However the seals used to “fix” the leak have failed and now the pumps have been recalled again.

    Nissan is even worried enough to ask owners of the 2015-2017 Murano, 2016-2017 Maxima, 2017-2018 Pathfinder and the 2017 Infiniti QX60 vehicles to park their cars outside and away from things you wouldn’t like to see turned to ash.

    Maybe I should direct my choice words at Nissan instead.

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  6. Spring is in the air, so I hate to dredge up bad news from the depths of winter

    but I want to make sure you heard about Nissan and Infiniti's January recall of problem that can quickly limit your visibility.

    At the time it was announced, Nissan (parent company of Infiniti) didn't know when the recall would begin. It's entirely possible that it already has. Have you received a recall notice in the mail?

    Owners with questions or concerns should contact Nissan at 800-647-7261.

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