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Nissan Recalls 7,800 JX35 Models

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On: Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 11:33AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Nissan Recalls 7,800 JX35 Models

Nissan is bringing back 7,842 of its JX35 crossover models to the factory. It seems that the models built between February 15 and June 22 of 2012 are at risk for a manufacturing mistake involving the gas tank. These cars had a fuel line improperly placed inside the gas tank, which can cause the float inside the tank to get hung up and not drop properly in relation to actual fuel levels. This can cause the gas gauge to read improperly, and display a higher level than what actually exists. Obviously, this can cause potentially significant issues for drivers, including the car stalling, running out of gas without proper warning, and potential damage to the fuel pump.

Nissan has said it will begin notifying owners as of the first week of September to schedule a free inspection and (if necessary) replacement of the faulty parts. Owners can call Nissan at 1-800-647-7261 with any questions.

Read on for the full report.

Vehicle Make / Model:Model Year(s):
Infiniti / JX352013
Manufacturer:Nissan North America, Inc
Mfr's Report Date:Aug 13, 2012
NHTSA Campaign ID Number:12V398000
NHTSA Action Number:N/A
Component:Fuel System, Gasoline: Storage: Tank Assembly
Potential Number of Units Affected:7,842

Summary:

Nissan is recalling certain model year 2013 Infiniti JX35 vehicles manufactured from February 15, 2012, through June 22, 2012. Due to an assembly issue, the fuel transfer tube may be misrouted inside the fuel tank. As a result, the fuel level float may be prevented from dropping as the fuel is consumed and the fuel guage may read a fuel level higher than actually exists.

Consequence:

If the fuel gauge does not accurately show when the tank is becoming empty, the vehicle may run out of gas unexpectedly, stalling, and increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy:

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and re-route the fuel transfer tube and install a new O-ring, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 4, 2012. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.

Notes:

Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.




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