Defective ABS actuator prompts Toyota, Nissan recalls

Defective ABS actuator prompts Toyota, Nissan recalls

Nissan and Toyota are both preparing to recall vehicles that have been outfitted with defective antilock-braking system (ABS) actuators.

Some actuators may have been assembled with a gear pump containing a damaged O-ring, preventing the system from building sufficient brake fluid pressure. Vehicles can consequently experience variable braking performance during ABS or stability-control activation.

The components were manufactured by supplier Advics, with 21 part numbers for Toyota and vehicles and three for Nissan. The first campaign announcement comes from Nissan, affecting Murano crossovers and Maxima sedans from the 2016 model year.

“Insufficient brake fluid pressure may lengthen the distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash,” Nissan warns.

Toyota earlier this month announced a recall related to the brake system in the Rav4 and the Lexus ES 350 and RX 350. The defect description suggests the three models may suffer from the Advic ABS actuator defect. The filings have not yet been published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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