2013 Nissan Pathfinder, Infiniti JX recall affects ME owners

Posted on Apr 24, 2013 by
2013 Nissan Pathfinder Front

The 2013 Pathfinder may have been fitted with faulty brake components.

Nissan has just announced a in the US which is likely to also affect vehicles sold in the Middle East. The Washington Post reports that over 19,000 Nissan and SUVs are the subject of the recall due to a faulty brake component that, if it fails, can render the vehicle more difficult to bring to a complete stop.

The models affected are the 2013 and SUVs.  The new Pathfinder and Infinit’s JX SUV are based on a common platform. Both, Nissan Pathfinder and were recently introduced in the Middle East and are manufactured at Nissan’s plant in Smyrna, Tennessee in the United States of America. AutoMiddleEast.com sources have confirmed that the recall in U.S. affects owners in the Middle East. However, information on the number of vehicles involved in the region is not known as yet.

UPDATE: Vehicles affected in the GCC: 41 Nissan Pathfinder vehicles and 547 units of the Infiniti JX.

The carmaker has indicated that due to faulty manufacturing, a brake caliper component can crack or fail, causing the brake caliper to impact the wheel. Clearly such an eventuality would have a negative effect on braking performance and create the potential for a crash. On Friday Nissan said it has not received reports of any such crash or injuries.

The vehicles in question were made between December 3, 2012, and January 29, 2013.

Nissan is expected to begin notifying owners of the affected vehicles next month and dealers will likely be tasked with inspecting the cars and, if necessary, replacing the faulty components at Nissan’s expense.

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