Nissan Recalls 470,000 Vehicles Due to Fuel Leak - Unhaggle

Posted by | December 09, 2014 | Recalls, Trends | No Comments

Nissan Recalls 470,000 Vehicles Due to Fuel Leak

Nissan said today that it’s recalling about 470,000 cars and SUVs worldwide to fix a fuel leak problem that can potentially lead to fires.

The recall affects vehicles with direct fuel injection engines, about 134,000 of which are covered in the United States. The rest of the affected Nissan and Infiniti vehicles are in other parts of North America as well as Japan, Europe, the Middle East, China, Latin America, Africa and others.

Models include the Nissan JUKE SUVs from 2012 through to 2014, Infiniti M56 and QX56 from 2012 and 2013 and Infiniti QX70 and QX80 SUVs from 2014 and 2015.

Documents posted by the U.S. safety regulators state that a fuel pressure sensor may not have been tightened properly, which can cause a leak and potentially a fire. Nissan says that it’s not aware of any injuries or fires as a result of the issue.

Customers affected by the fuel leak will be notified via a letter starting in January. Dealers will tighten the sensors to fix the problem, free of cost to the owner.

This isn’t the first recall this year for the Japanese automaker, having pulled back 10,049 Altimas in Canada and 238,000 overall. The automaker has also been affected by the Takata airbag disaster, which has caused millions of vehicles to be recalled in 2014.

Despite all the recalls, we have reviewed the Nissan vehicles favourably, including the latest Altima.

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