It has been officially announced that Nissan has recalled approximately 134,000 2016-2017 Maxima sedans, 2015-2017 Murano crossovers, and 2015-2016 Murano Hybrids due to the potential of a fire. Only models equipped with Intelligent Cruise Control are affected by this recall.
The problem is that the Intelligent Cruise Control features an anti-lock brake actuator pump that may allow brake fluid to leak onto an internal electrical circuit board. If that happens, it could result in an underhood fire. Nissan says no injuries or fatalities have been reported as a result of this problem, though there have been some reports of “thermal damage.”
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the actuator, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. Nissan has not yet released a timeline for the fix. If you own one of these cars, you'll know if your circuit board has been damaged by leaking brake fluid if your ABS light stays illuminated for more than 10 seconds after the engine has been started. If it happens, owners are advised to park the vehicle outdoors away from other vehicles or structures and to not drive the vehicle.