Nissan Announces Voluntary Recall of Certain 1993 Through 1998 Quest Minivans

                 - Approximately 268,000 Vehicles Involved -

    GARDENA, Calif., Feb. 12 Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA)
announced today a voluntary safety recall campaign on 1993 through 1998 model
year Federal model Quest minivans manufactured from April 13, 1992 through
August 2, 1998 and all 1993 through 1997 model year California model Quest
vehicles manufactured from April 13, 1992 through September 1, 1997.
Approximately 268,000 vehicles are involved in the campaign.
    On some Quest minivans manufactured during these time periods, the fuel
tank vent hose could develop cracks over a period of time.  If (1) the fuel
tank is overfilled, (2) the vehicle is driven only a short distance after
refueling, and (3) the fuel tank heats up significantly, the fuel in the tank
can expand into the vent hose and cause a leak.  No fires or injuries have
occurred due to this malfunction.
    To repair this condition at no cost to the customer, Nissan dealers will
replace the existing vent hose and install a new hose made from a different
type of rubber.  Nissan has informed the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration of this recall and mailed notification letters to affected
owners on February 5, 2001 requesting them to contact their dealer as soon as
possible, even if a fuel leak or fuel odor is not present.  Nissan also
recommends that owners of affected vehicles, when refueling, not add fuel
after the fuel pump nozzle shuts off automatically.
    Owners of affected vehicles can call 866/777-7534 with any questions.
This safety recall does not apply to any other Nissan vehicle.
    Nissan is committed to a high level of customer service and is working
with its dealers to address this condition for Quest customers.

    Contact:  Eric Booth, Nissan Corporate Communications, 310/771-3014
    (Visit the Nissan Online News Bureau at )

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