Nissan Motor is recalling more than 450,000 vehicles, sold mostly in North America between 2016 and 2018, due to the risk of fire.

Last week the company notified the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration it was recalling Murano, Pathfinder and Infiniti QX60 SUVs plus Maxima sedans.

The automaker confirmed there was a risk of fire if brake fluid leaked, spilling onto a circuit board causing electrical short circuits.

It urged owners of the affected models to park their cars outdoors and away from structures if the antilock brake light came on for more than 10 seconds. 

The company did not confirm whether any fires had occurred so far as a result of these leaks.

According to local reports, this was the third recall by Nissan for the same problem. The initial recall in 2016, affecting around 216,000 vehicles, was reportedly triggered by a Maxima fire.

That was followed by a 215,000 unit recall for the same problem in 2018.

In both cases, Nissan dealers inspected the vehicles but only replaced some of the pumps.

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