When you buy or lease a car, one of the things you don’t want to skimp on is the brakes.
Nissan North America is recalling roughly 86,000 Murano SUVS over concerns about the antilock brake system. A defect may make it harder for drivers to use them.
“In certain vehicles affected by this recall, a valve inside the ABS actuator may malfunction,” the company said in a recent letter to Murano owners. “If this occurs, under certain hard braking conditions, the driver may experience unanticipated increase in brake pedal travel, which could increase the risk of crash.”
The recall covers older model SUVs, specifically 2009 Muranos that were manufactured between July 2007 and August 2009. The company said it will flush and replace the cars’ brake fluid and install a new brake fluid reservoir cap to address the problem, free of charge.
The move comes as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is also looking into braking problems in Murano SUVs. The agency launched an investigation in response to reports of at least 14 accidents apparently caused by the ABS malfunction.
Last year, Nissan recalled some 150,000 cars because of a defect that the company said could cause the vehicles to stall unexpectedly. The recalled cars included the 2017-2018 Nissan Versa, Juke, Frontier and Sentra.
The California Lemon Law
Nissan isn’t the only company that’s had to call back cars for serious defects that can put everyone on the road at risk. Sadly, many car owners may not even know that they’re driving a lemon.
That’s why lawmakers in California passed a law to protect car and other consumers from defective products. The California lemon law requires carmakers to make repeated attempts to repair vehicles while they’re under warranty. In the event that those efforts don’t actually fix the problem, the manufacturer has to either replace the vehicle or take it back and reimburse the owner or lessor. The law leaves it up to the owner or lessor to choose an option.
The law also makes the manufacturer responsible for paying legal fees that you incur as part of enforcing your rights.
How a California Lemon Law Attorney Can Help You
If you’re a California car owner or lessor stuck with a defective vehicle, you have the right to consider legal action against the manufacturer. The California Lemon Law attorneys at the Bickel Law Firm represented clients across the state in these cases. We take the stress off of you by offering the peace of mind that comes with knowing that we’re working aggressively to get you the compensation you deserve. Our firm does not charge upfront fees in most cases.
Our offices are conveniently located in San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Call us at (888) 800-1983 or contact us online to speak with an attorney.