ABS Actuator Recall – 2015-2017 Nissan Murano, 2016-2017 Maxima, 2017-2018 Pathfinder

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V601
Manufacturer Nissan North America, Inc.
Potential Number of Units Affected 215,124


Brake Fluid may Leak into ABS Pump and Ignite

A brake fluid leak on the circuit board may result in an electrical short, increasing the risk of a fire.



Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2015-2017 Nissan Murano, 2016-2017 Nissan Maxima, 2017-2018 Nissan Pathfinder, and 2017 Infiniti QX60 vehicles. The Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) actuator pumps may allow brake fluid to leak onto an internal circuit board.



Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the serial number on the ABS actuator, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 15, 2018. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-867-7669. Note: When brake fluid has leaked onto the circuit board, the ABS warning lamp will remain illuminated for more than 10 seconds after engine start up. If this occurs, owners are advised to park the vehicle outdoors away from other vehicles or structures and to not drive the vehicle.



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.


Check if your Nissan has a Recall



ABS Actuator Recall
Preliminary Dealer Announcement


Reference: ABS
Date: September 11, 2018


Attention: Dealer Principal, Sales, Service & Parts Managers


***** Campaign Summary *****

Nissan is committed to the safety and security of our customers and their passengers. Nissan has notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it will conduct a Voluntary Recall Campaign on ~199,000 specific MY2016-2017 Nissan Maxima, MY2015-2017 Nissan Murano, and MY2017-2018 Nissan Pathfinder vehicles to inspect and, if necessary replace the Antilock Braking System (ABS) actuator.

The ABS actuator pump seal may leak brake fluid onto the control electronic circuit board. If this occurs, an ABS warning lamp will illuminate to warn the driver. If the vehicle continues to be operated in this condition, the brake fluid leak may create an electrical short in the actuator circuit, which in rare cases could potentially lead to a thermal incident. If the ABS warning lamp is continually illuminated, Nissan recommends parking the vehicle outside and contacting Nissan Roadside Assistance to have the vehicle towed to an authorized Nissan service department as soon as possible. 

Owners of potentially affected vehicles will be notified beginning in October 2018 and asked to bring their vehicle to an authorized Nissan dealer to have the remedy work completed at no cost for parts or labor.

Nissan expects to issue an updated dealer notification with remedy instructions and campaign IDs to identify affected vehicles by September 19, 2018.


***** What Dealers Should Do**** 

  1. Please wait until Nissan issues further instructions and identifies affected vehicles in Service Comm and DBS National Service History – Open Campaigns.
  1. Dealers should quarantine parts inventory of the following part numbers and return them immediately to their PDC using an I-code.

These parts are obsolete and restricted from further ordering or use. Nissan requests all dealer parts inventory be returned no later than September 30, 2018.

  • 47660-4RB1B
  • 47660-5AA1C
  • 47660-5AE1C
  • 47660-9UC1B
  • 47660-9UC1D



Aftersales DIVISION

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): 

Q. When will dealers have additional information on this issue?
A. Nissan expects to issue additional instructions on September 19, 2018.
Q. What vehicles are affected?
A. Nissan will provide campaign IDs to identify affected MY2015-17 Murano, MY2016-17 Maxima, and MY2017-2018 Pathfinder vehicles in Service Comm and DBS National Service History Open Campaigns by no later than September 19, 2018.
Q. What should I tell inquiring customers?
A. Inform owners that Nissan will notify them by mail in October 2018 if their vehicle is affected and instruct them to contact an authorized Nissan dealer to inspect their vehicle.

  1. Arrange with Nissan Roadside Assistance (1-800-647-7261 option 1) to tow the vehicle to the dealership.
  2. Park the vehicle outside and away from structures.
  3. Retrieve any diagnostic trouble codes from the ABS control unit and keep the results with a repair order for this vehicle.
  4. Disconnect the 12-volt battery while awaiting further instructions to determine if the vehicle is subject to this recall.
  • If no:
  1. Customers may drive their vehicle at their discretion, but Nissan urges owners to contact Nissan Roadside Assistance if the ABS warning lamp illuminates and bring their vehicle to a Nissan dealer as soon as possible to have their ABS actuator inspected if they receive a notification letter.
Q. What do we tell customers that come to the dealership for campaign ID PC482 when parts cannot be ordered?
A. Nissan will include any unrepaired vehicles subject to the previous campaign PC482 in the new population of vehicles. Additional information will be available on September 19, 2018. If any vehicle with an open PC482 campaign ID into a dealer prior to this date, please contact Nissan for further instruction at [email protected]nissan-usa.com.
Q. Are you experiencing this condition on any other Nissan (or INFINITI) models?
A. Yes, ~16,000 specific 2017 INFINITI QX60 vehicles were included in Nissan’s notification to NHTSA. INFINITI retailers received a similar preliminary announcement informing them more information will be provided on September 19, 2018.


ABS Actuator Recall
Preliminary Dealer Announcement

September 11, 2018


Download (PDF, 356KB)


September 7, 2018


Download (PDF, 94KB)


September 18, 2018


Download (PDF, 67KB)

Recall Acknowledgement

September 19, 2018


Download (PDF, 242KB)


Bestseller No. 1
Johnsen's 2234 Premium DOT-3 Brake Fluid - 1 Gallon
  • Premium DOT 3 Brake Fluid has a minimum boiling point of 450°F
  • Meets and exceeds DOT 3 and all other Federal and SAE specifications and standards for motor vehicle brake fluids
  • Mixes with all DOT 3 approved brake fluids
  • Designed for use in disc, drum and ABS brake systems
SaleBestseller No. 2
Castrol 12509 Dot 4 Brake Fluid (12 Oz)
  • Unique formula engineered to provide outstanding performance in todays high temperature braking systems
  • Provides optimum braking response
  • Exceeds DOT3 and DOT4 specifications
  • Mixes with other conventional brake fluids
  • For case order 12
Bestseller No. 3
STP 18668 Heavy Duty DOT 3 Brake Fluid, 32 fl oz, Ounces
  • Protects DOT 3 ABS disc or drum brake systems
  • Helps provide protection against brake failure from vapor lock
  • Helps prevent corrosion in brake system
  • Works with all brake systems requiring DOT 3 fluids
  • Exceeds Federal Motor Vehicle Safety standard No. 116 and meets SAE spec. J1703
Bestseller No. 4
Lucas Oil 10826 Brake Fluid - 1 Quart
  • High quality blend of polyethylene glycol ethers and additives
  • Compatible with all brake system rubber components and other brake fluids
  • Prevents seal hardening or softening
  • Protects against rust and corrosion
  • Provides excellent lubricity
Bestseller No. 5
ATE 706202 Original TYP 200 Racing Quality DOT 4 Brake Fluid - 1 Liter
  • Minimal decrease of boiling point due to excellent water locking properties
  • Non-foaming when filling and bleeding the brake system
  • Excellent corrosion protection due to selected additives
  • High safety tolerance against steam bubbles
  • Makes brake fluid changing intervals of up to 3 years possible
SaleBestseller No. 6
Bosch ESI6-32N Brake Fluid (Direct Replacement for DOT 3, DOT 4, and DOT 5.1)
  • High compatibility. Use with or direct replacement for DOT 3, DOT 4, and DOT 5.1
  • Extended Service Interval (ESI): Lasts 100% longer than DOT 3, 50% longer than DOT 4, and 10% longer than DOT 5.1
  • Exceeds all DOT 3, DOT 4, and DOT 5.1 standards
  • Wet boiling point ~ 365 DegreeF/Viscosity at -40 DegreeC ~ 670mm2/s
  • Standard brake fluid has a recommended change interval of 2 years. The recommended change interval for Bosch ESI6 is 3 years.
Bestseller No. 7
Prestone 32 Ounce AS401 DOT 3 Synthetic Brake Fluid-32 oz
  • Provides an extra margin of safety in extreme braking conditions
  • Mix of polyglycol ethers ensures hot brake-system operation will not create dangerous vapor
  • Excellent for ABS, disc and drum brake systems
  • Delivers braking power when needed by avoiding a spongy pedal
  • Both wet and dry boiling points exceed the minimum government standards
Bestseller No. 8
Castrol SRF Racing Brake Fluid - 1 Liter 12512
  • An exclusive European formula with an exceptionally high boiling point and superior anti-vapor lock characteristics
  • Superior braking during arduous conditions like racing and rallying
  • Typical wet boiling point is 270deg. C
  • Typical dry boiling point is 310deg. C
  • Exceeds DOT3 and DOT4 specifications
SaleBestseller No. 9
Motul MTL100949 8068HL RBF 600 Factory Line Dot-4 100 Percent Synthetic Racing Brake Fluid-500, 300. ml
  • For hydraulic actuated brake and clutch systems
  • Non-silicone synthetic fluid
  • Extreme thermal resistance and stability
  • Very high boiling point (312 degree centigrade / 594 degree Fahrenheit)
  • Better aerodynamic performance
Bestseller No. 10
LUCAS OIL 10827 12 ounce Brake Fluid
  • High quality blend of polyethylene glycol ethers and additives
  • Compatible with all brake system rubber components and other brake fluids
  • Prevents seal hardening or softening

Last update on 2019-12-10 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Last update on 2019-12-10 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Leave A Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.