The Federal Consumer Attorney’s Office (Profeco), in coordination with Nissan Mexicana, report on the call for review for 1,778 Nissan X-Trail Hybrid trucks years 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2020, for a possible failure in the hydraulic brake unit.
The company advised that it is possible that several vehicles involved could be equipped with a hydraulic brake unit with low heat capacity of the electric motor and, under some driving conditions, such as repeated brake application combined with high temperatures in the engine compartment , could cause the cable to disconnect from the wiper blade, causing a decrease in brake assistance.
If the brake assist drops to a predetermined level, the red brake system warning indicator on the dash may illuminate and the driver may hear a warning alarm.
In this case, if the driver continues to drive the vehicle, they may begin to experience a change in brake pedal travel, insensitivity, and increased brake pedal effort. The braking system will continue to function but brake assist may decrease.
It should be noted that this is not the first drawback of these vehicles. In 2021 Profeco warned that the hybrid X-Trail model was being reviewed because the motor harness could cause a short circuit that could blow the fuse and disable power transmission to the combustion engine and the electric motor.
Nissan will contact affected consumers to notify them of the existence of the components to solve the risk, as soon as you have them; and for guidance on this preventive call, there is the number 800 9 NISSAN (647726); and/or through the email [email protected].
In addition, Profeco also makes available the Consumer Telephone 55 5568 8722 and the number 800 468 8722, to handle complaints and provide advice.
As of July 29, the company did not have any report of any incident related to the possible condition identified in Mexico.