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33,000 Nissan Sentras Recalled

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On: Wed, Dec 28, 2011 at 5:14PM | By: Lou Ruggieri


33,000 Nissan Sentras Recalled

Although it doesn't sound like much, something as simple as a faulty coating on a battery terminal can in turn cause some damage. In fact, it could potentially cause so many problems for Nissan, they have decided to recall all 33,803 Sentras built between May 11 - May 22 of 2010, as well as cars built from July 8 - October 25 of 2010.

It seems the zinc coating may in fact have been thicker than called for, causing some problems for electric to pass through as intentioned. This may cause a sudden drop in voltage or even a stall while the car is in motion -- which obviously can cause some significant damage.

Read on for the full report from Safercar.gov ...

Vehicle Make / Model:Model Year(s):
Nissan / Sentra2010-2011
Manufacturer:Nissan North America, Inc.
Mfr's Report Date:Dec 14, 2011
NHTSA Campaign ID Number:11V579000
Component:Electrical System: Battery: Cables
Potential Number of Units Affected:33,803

Summary:

Nissan is recalling certain model year 2010-2011 Sentra vehicles equipped with MR20 engines, manufactured from May 11, 2010, to May 22, 2010, and July 8, 2010, to October 25, 2010. The zinc coating applied to the terminal stud bolt was thicker than specification. This can result in a voltage drop that may cause difficulty starting the vehicle and could cause damage to the engine control module (ECM).

Consequence:

This issue can cause the engine to stall while the vehicle is in motion and it may not be possible to restart the engine after it stopped, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy:

Nissan will notify owners and dealers will replace the positive battery terminal and cover, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on or before January 23, 2012. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

Notes:

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.


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Stephy21 | 9:02AM (Thu, Dec 29, 2011)

All these big recalls seem to be happening.



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