U.S. Investigates Nissan Over Murano Brake Malfunction After Complaints Pile Up

The automaker companies are not having a good start this year as figures reveal that sales have dropped in the first quarter of 2017. Nissan, in particular, will be going through a tougher challenge after complaints on the Nissan Murano have been filed, prompting a federal probe on the company's product.

2009 Nissan Murano Suffers From Brake Malfunctions

It has been reported that the popular SUV crossover, 2009 Nissan Murano has been raking in complaints about malfunctions in its brakes. The number of complaints has prompted the United States office for highway safety to investigate on this matter. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 58 drivers of the said car have complained about the brakes.

It is described in the complaints that the brakes on the Nissan Murano reportedly lost pressure whenever they tried to stop on a low-friction surface. The brakes problem has already escalated with a reported car crash. Nissan is cooperating with the matter and has taken the initiative to review data as well as advice 2009 Nissan Murano owners to take their vehicle to the nearest dealer.

Nissan Will Possibly Recall More Than 100,000 Units

Nissan launched the Murano mid-size crossover in May 2002 and it was an SUV model recognized with several awards including having received NHTSA’s Highest Government Side-Impact Safety Rating in 2010. The 2009 Nissan Murano design was introduced as a second generation model. With the recent issue and federal probe, about 110,000 units of the said model will be investigated.

Some car owners have solved their Murano’s brake problems by replacing the anti-lock brake hydraulic control unit. However, Nissan knows that this is not enough to cover the problem and that they would have to find a way to find a permanent solution that won’t endanger lives. The ongoing investigation will determine whether or not Nissan has to recall the problematic vehicles.

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