Nissan recalls nearly 240,000 vehicles

Nissan is recalling almost 240,000 cars and SUVs around the globe due to a fire risk.

According to Automotive News Canada, 19,761 of the vehicles being recalled are in Canada, and 215,124 vehicles in America.

Included in the recall are certain 2015 to 2017 Nissan Muranos, 2016 and 2017 Nissan Maximas, 2017 to 2018 Nissan Pathfinders and 2017 Infiniti QX60 cars. Nissan estimated that 56% of the listed vehicles have the malfunction.

The reason for the recall is an issue with the anti-lock brake pump. Defective pumps can leak brake fluid on the circuit board, which could lead to an electrical short and possibly start a fire, according to Nissan.

Beginning 15 October, Nissan dealers will check the pump serial numbers and will replace them accordingly.

The car company has warned drivers that if they see the anti-lock brake warning light of their vehicles on for more than 10 seconds after starting the engine, they should stop immediately stop driving and park their vehicle outdoors away from structures and other cars.