A typical model has about 200 to 400 samples for each model year. Nissan spokesman Colin Price said there have been no injuries or crashes, and the company discovered the problem during internal testing. The vehicle may stall without warning, increasing the risk of a crash. Due to a circuit board failure, the fuel gauge may read a fuel level higher than actually exists. A wiring connector for the seat mounted airbag may experience increased electrical resistance, resulting in the non-deployment of the side air bags.
This may lead to grinding noises, increased steering effort, and possibly the steering column to break, resulting in the loss of steering control, which could result in a crash. The Japanese automaker said that could interrupt a signal in the sensor system and prevent the passenger air bag from deploying under certain conditions. Nissan said the recall includes 140,000 Nissan Altima cars from the 2007-2008 model years. In Japan, the models affected include Cube, Lafesta, March, Note, Serena, Sylphy, Tiida, Tiida-Latio and Winglord. Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pressure sensors, as necessary, free of charge. The fuel pressure sensors may not have been sufficiently tightened during production. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could cause a vehicle fire.
Nissan will notify owners and dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge. The owner said the dealership kept the car for 28 days to study it and the software along with technicians from Bosch and Infiniti. For some model years, typically those of older or less popular cars, we do not have a large enough sample size to provide results of statistical confidence. Nissan is recalling certain model year 2006-2010 Infiniti M35 and M45 vehicles manufactured April 4, 2004, through October 5, 2010. During cold weather, allow the engine to run for a minimum of 2 - 3 minutes before shutting it off. The automaker says the air bag unit's wire harness under the front passenger seat could wear down and interrupt the air bag's signal.
Vehicles originally sold in or currently registered in the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. The Japanese automaker said the problem may cause the engine to stall. Nissan will fix the problem for free. An interim notification letter to owners will be mailed on or before May 16, 2011. The manufacturer has not yet provided the agency with a notification schedule. If the engine shuts off while driving, there is an increased risk of a crash.
If the vehicle does not steer as the driver anticipates, there is an increased the risk of a crash. In the questionnaire, we ask subscribers to note any problems with their cars that occurred in the past 12 months. Fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire. Owners will be notified by mail, and repairs are expected to start Sept. Non-deployment of side air bags could increase the risk of personal injury. The under-torqued fasteners may result in a brake caliper separating from the wheel assembly causing a reduction in braking performance or reduced steering control.
No accidents have been reported. Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger air bag assembly, free of charge. This could result in the passenger air bag being suppressed which could fail to provide adequate protection in the event of a crash. The stored energy can also be used when the car isn't running to power electrical accessories. Chevrolet City Express owners will be notified by General Motors. Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and tighten any loose lug nuts to the correct specification, free of charge. It could cause the bushing collar to crack, leading to a rough and noisy ride.
This could result in an opening in the coating which can allow water to enter and make contact with the bare metal of the tube. The recall began on August 15, 2016. In addition to the U. If the passenger frontal air bag does not deploy as intended in the event of a crash, the passenger is at an increased risk of injury. The owner was able to get a full refund for the vehicle, and asserted that the dealership was able to repeat the defect.
Nissan notified owners and arranged to have vehicles towed to the nearest Infiniti retailer. This could cause corrosion in the motor leading possibly to overheating and a fire. The recall is expected to begin on or before January 26, 2015. Due to a software error, the electric motor may stop working while the vehicle is being driven using the electric motor only. Owners may contact Infiniti at 1-800-662-6200.