Nissan Motor Company Limited said on Wednesday it was recalling 188,302 sport utility vehicles globally, mostly in the United States of America, to fix faulty brake control software that might increase the risk of a crash.
In the US, the recall affects 151,695 Nissan Pathfinders from model years 2013 and 2014, as well as Infiniti JX35 SUVs from model year 2013, and QX60 SUVs from model year 2014, the company said.
Smaller numbers of SUVs are affected in Canada, China, Russia, Mexico and other countries.
Nissan said there had been no reports of accidents or injuries related to the problem.
In the affected vehicles, on rough or uneven roads, software settings in the anti-lock braking system may lead to stopping distances that are longer than drivers expect, Nissan said.
Nissan will notify owners within the next 60 days and dealers will re-programme the anti-lock braking system at no cost, according to documents filed online with the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.