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Nissan Recalls 120K Vehicles; Fluid Leaks Can Cause Fires

By on September 9, 2016

EVANSTON, IL - NOVEMBER 12:   A Nissan Sentra sits on the showroom floor at a dealership on November 12, 2010 in Evanston, Illinois. Nissan is recalling over 500,000 vehicles in the United States, including some 2010-11 Sentras because a problem with the battery cable, and 2002-04 Exterra SUVs and Frontier pickups because of a steering problem.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

 (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

DETROIT – Nissan is recalling over 120,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. because brake fluid could leak and cause fires.

In some cases owners should park their vehicles outside until they are fixed.

The recall covers certain 2015 to 2017 Murano SUVs and 2016 to 2017 Maxima large cars that are equipped with intelligent cruise control. Also included are some 2015 and 2016 Murano hybrids.

Nissan says seals on antilock brake pumps can leak fluid onto a circuit board. That can cause an electrical short, which could lead to a fire. If fluid leaks, the antilock brake warning light could stay on for 10 seconds after startup. Owners who see that should park outside and call their dealer.

Nissan says several vehicles caught fire. Dealers will replace defective pumps for free.

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