Nissan, Infiniti models have bad brake parts
DETROIT — Nissan is recalling more than 19,000 Nissan and Infiniti sport utility vehicles because a brake part can fail and make it more difficult for the driver to stop the car.
The recall affects Nissan Pathfinder and Infiniti JX SUVs from the 2013 model year.
The automaker says an iron brake caliper part wasn’t made properly and can crack or fail.
If that happens, the brake calipers can move and hit the wheel.
That can reduce braking power and increase the risk of a crash.
Nissan said that it has received no reports of crashes or injuries.
The SUVs were made from Dec. 3, 2012, through Jan. 29, 2013.
Nissan will notify owners starting in May.
Dealers will inspect the SUVs and replace the parts free of charge if needed.
Honda, Acura SUVs’ shifters pose problem
DETROIT — Honda is recalling nearly 205,000 minivans and SUVs in the U.S. and Canada to fix a problem with the automatic shifters.
The recall includes the Honda CR-V small SUV and Odyssey minivan from the 2012 and 2013 model years.
Also covered is the 2013 Acura RDX SUV.
Honda says the device that stops drivers from shifting out of park without a foot on the brake might not work properly.
The problem occurs in below-freezing temperatures.
The company says no complaints, crashes or injuries have been reported as a result of the problem.
It was discovered during an internal investigation.
Honda will notify owners in mid-May and will make the repairs free of charge.