Nissan recalls new Infiniti G35 And Other Recalls List

DETROIT, Sept 24 Reuters reported that Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. on Tuesday said it will recall its new Infiniti G35 sedan, which just recently went on sale, after a handful of incidents in which the fuel line disconnected, which a federal safety agency said posed the danger of a fire or crash.

Nissan said it will recall 20,300 sedans, including 18,000 sold in the United States and 2,300 sold in Canada.

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said that if the fuel line disconnected, the engine could stop, due to lack of fuel, and a crash or fire could result.

However, Nissan spokesman Eric Booth said the automaker knew of no instances of any accidents, injuries or fires resulting from the fuel line becoming disconnected.

Nissan will mail notices to owners in early October to take their vehicle to a Infiniti dealership, where the fuel line will be checked and tightened if loose, Booth said.

Nissan has developed a strong reputation for vehicle quality over the past few years, but the Japanese automaker slipped in a key U.S. quality study released earlier this year.

Also on Tuesday, German automaker Volkswagen AG recalled 332,950 cars in order to properly mark child seat anchors and amend the owners manual because they failed to comply with federal safety requirements, the NHTSA said. The affected vehicles include the 2000 model year Cabrio, Golf, Jetta and New Beetle, NHTSA said.

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NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:  02V247000
Component:  STRUCTURE
Manufacturer:  AIRSTREAM INC

Year: 2000 Make: AIRSTREAM Model: 390XL , 395XL , 396XL Recall Date: 09/17/2002
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected: 149
Manufactured: 06/1999 - 01/2002
Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN DIESEL MOTOR HOMES, WHEN THE UNIT IS FULLY LOADED WITH FUEL, FLUIDS, AND PASSENGERS, THE FRONT GROSS AXLE WEIGHT RATING (GAWR) COULD BE EXCEEDED. FURTHERMORE, THE UNIT MAY HAVE A DISPROPORTIONATE FRONT AXLE WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION THAT COULD RESULT IN AN OVERLOAD CONDITION ON THE FRONT TIRE OF THE MOTOR HOME.
Consequence Summary:
THIS OVERLOAD CONDITION COULD RESULT IN THE SUDDEN FAILURE OF THE FRONT TIRE CAUSING A LOSS OF CONTROL OF THE MOTOR HOME, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT TIRES. IN ADDITION, DEALERS WILL ALSO INSTALL A POPPET KIT TO COMPENSATE FOR THE ADDED WIDTH OF THE NEW FRONT TIRES. THIS REMEDY WILL INCREASE THE FRONT GAWR. A NEW SET OF VEHICLE WEIGHT LABELS WILL BE ISSUED TO REFLECT THESE CHANGES. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING SEPTEMBER 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT AIRSTREAM AT 1-937-596-6111, EXT. 7418 OR 7400.

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NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:  02V250000
Component:  WHEELS
Manufacturer:  AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.

Year: 2002 Make: HONDA MOTORCYCLE Model: FSC600 , SILVER WING Recall Date: 09/17/2002
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2454
Manufactured: 08/2001 - 07/2002
Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN MOTORCYCLES, UNDER CERTAIN RIDING CONDITIONS, SUCH AS CONTINUOUSLY BUMPY ROADS, THE REAR WHEEL COULD DEVELOP STRESS CRACKS WHERE THE WHEEL SPOKES ATTACH TO THE HUB.
Consequence Summary:
THE SPOKES WILL EVENTUALLY FAIL, CAUSING THE WHEEL TO COLLAPSE WITHOUT WARNING.
Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE REAR WHEEL, INCLUDING A NEW TIRE. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING SEPTEMBER 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT HONDA MOTORCYCLE AT 1-800-289-8226.

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NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:  02V251000
Component:  INTERIOR SYSTEMS:SEAT TRACKS AND ANCHORS
Manufacturer:  AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.

Year: 2002 Make: HONDA TRUCK Model: CRV Recall Date: 09/17/2002
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2
Manufactured: 07/2002 - 07/2002
Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE FRONT SEAT ANCHORAGE NUT STRENGTH IS INSUFFICIENT BECAUSE THE NUTS WERE INSTALLED IMPROPERLY.
Consequence Summary:
IF A COLLISION OCCURRED, THE SEAT ANCHORAGE WOULD NOT WITHSTAND THE FORCE, AND THE FRONT SEAT OCCUPANTS WOULD NOT BE RESTRAINED PROPERLY.
Corrective Summary:
TELEPHONE CALLS WERE MADE TO EACH OWNER AND THE VEHICLES HAVE BEEN REPLACED.

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NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:  02V248000
Component:  FUEL:THROTTLE LINKAGES AND CONTROL
Manufacturer:  FREIGHTLINER CORPORATION

Year: 1996 Make: FREIGHTLINER Model: FS-65 Recall Date: 09/17/2002
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected: 725
Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN SCHOOL BUS CHASSIS WITH CUMMINS ISB ENGINES WITH MECHANICAL THROTTLE, THE THROTTLE CABLE CAN VIBRATE EXCESSIVELY AND BREAK NEAR THE END FITTING THAT ATTACHES TO THE ENGINE LINKAGE.
Consequence Summary:
THIS CAN RESULT IN A LOSS OF THROTTLE CONTROL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL PROPERLY INSTALL A NEW THROTTLE CABLE DESIGN. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT FREIGHTLINER AT 1-800-547-0712.

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NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:  02V253000
Component:  INTERIOR SYSTEMS:SEAT HEAD RESTRAINTS
Manufacturer:  GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Year: 2000 Make: CADILLAC TRUCK Model: ESCALADE , TAHOE , DENALI , YUKON Recall Date: 09/17/2002
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected: 558904
Manufactured: 09/0199 - 02/2002
Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH REARWARD FOLDING HEAD RESTRAINTS ON THE SECOND ROW SEATS, TWO POTENTIAL PINCH POINTS EXIST ON EACH OF THE FOLDING HEAD RESTRAINTS WHEN THE RESTRAINTS ARE FOLDED REARWARD AS THE SEATBACK IS FOLDED DOWN.
Consequence Summary:
IF A PERSON WERE TO INSERT THEIR FINGER(S) INTO THE PINCH POINT WHEN THE HEAD RESTRAINT FOLDS, IT COULD TRAP AND PINCH THE FINGER(S) CAUSING INJURY.
Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL PROTECTIVE COVERS OVER THE PINCH POINTS. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-222-1020, GMC AT 1-800-462-8782, OR CADILLAC AT 1-800-458-8006.

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NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:  02V246000
Component:  BRAKES:HYDRAULIC:DISC:CALIPER
Manufacturer:  INDIAN MOTORCYCLE COMPANY

Year: 2002 Make: INDIAN Model: CHIEF Recall Date: 09/17/2002
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected: 948
Manufactured: 04/2002 - 08/2002
Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN MOTORCYCLES, THE REAR BRAKE CALIPER COULD CONTACT THE ROTOR AS A RESULT OF A MISALIGNMENT OF THE CALIPER CARRIER.
Consequence Summary:
THE REAR BRAKE CAN OVERHEAT AND FAIL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE MOTORCYCLE TO ENSURE THAT THE REAR BRAKE CALIPER AND ROTOR ARE CORRECTLY POSITIONED. IF THEY ARE NOT, THE DEALER WILL REPLACE THE SWING ARM AND REAR BRAKE ASSEMBLY. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN AUGUST 28, 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT INDIAN MOTORCYCLE AT 1-408-846-7228.

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NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:  02V252000
Component:  BRAKES:ANTI-LOCK MONITOR
Manufacturer:  INTERNATIONAL TRUCK AND ENGINE

Year: 1999 Make: INTERNATIONAL Model: 1552 , 1652 , 3400 , 3800 , 4700 , 4900 , FE , IC , RE Recall Date: 09/17/2002
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected:
Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS AND BUSES, THE TRW MODEL 410M ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT (ECU) CAN MISINTERPRET PARTICULAR FALSE WHEEL SPEED SIGNALS GENERATED FROM THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS: (1) AN INCORRECT GAP BETWEEN THE SENSOR AND TONE RING; (2) A CHAFED SENSOR WIRE; OR (3) CONDITIONS SUCH AS CONNECTOR CORROSION, SENSOR VIBRATION, AND/OR QUALITY OF HARNESS AND PIN-OUTS.
Consequence Summary:
IF ONE OF THESE CONDITIONS OCCURS, THE ECU CANNOT DISTINGUISH BETWEEN AN ACTUAL LOW FRICTION EVENT ON ROAD SURFACE AND A LOW AMPLITUDE SENSOR SIGNAL. IT ACTIVATES THE ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS), INSTEAD OF DEACTIVATING THE ABS IN RESPONSE TO A FALSE SIGNAL. THIS RESULTS IN A HARD BRAKE PEDAL FEEL DURING THE MIDDLE TO END OF A BRAKING EVENT, AND A DECREASE IN DECELERATION AT THE END OF THE STOP, RESULTING IN EXTENDED STOPPING DISTANCE.
Corrective Summary:
INTERNATIONAL HAS NOT YET PROVIDED A REMEDY FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. INTERNATIONAL PLANS TO SEND AN INTERIM NOTICE TO OWNERS DURING OCTOBER 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT INTERNATIONAL AT 1-800-448-7825.

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NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:  02V245000
Component:  FUEL:FUEL LINES:HOSES:NON-METALLIC
Manufacturer:  NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Year: 2003 Make: INFINITI Model: G35 Recall Date: 09/17/2002
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected: 18300
Manufactured: 01/2002 - 07/2002
Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FUEL HOSE CONNECTION FOR THE OUTLET OF THE FUEL PUMP WHICH IS LOCATED AT THE TOP OF THE FUEL TANK MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY ATTACHED WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS ASSEMBLED AND COULD COME LOOSE WHILE DRIVING OR WHEN STARTING THE ENGINE.
Consequence Summary:
IF THE CONNECTION COMES LOOSE WHILE DRIVING, THE ENGINE WILL STOP RUNNING DUE TO LACK OF FUEL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH. ALSO, IF THE CONNECTION COMES LOOSE WHILE DRIVING OR ATTEMPTING TO START OR RESTART THE ENGINE, SOME FUEL WILL DISCHARGE FROM THE FUEL PUMP. IF THIS SHOULD OCCUR IN THE PRESENCE OF AN EXTERNAL IGNITION SOURCE, A FIRE COULD RESULT.
Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, PROPERLY ATTACH THE FUEL HOSE TO THE FUEL PUMP. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN OCTOBER 7, 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT INFINITI AT 1-800-662-6200.

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NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:  02V244000
Component:  EQUIPMENT:CHILD SEAT
Manufacturer:  VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA,INC

Year: 2000 Make: VOLKSWAGEN Model: CABRIO , GOLF , JETTA , NEW BEETLE Recall Date: 09/17/2002
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected: 332950
Manufactured: 09/1999 - 01/2001
Defect Summary:
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 225, "CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE SYSTEMS." CHILD SEAT ANCHORAGES INSTALLED IN THE VEHICLE'S REAR SEATS MUST BE IDENTIFIED BY MARKINGS, AND THEIR LOCATION AND USE BE DESCRIBED IN THE OWNER'S MANUAL.
Consequence Summary:
THESE VEHICLES WERE NOT MARKED OR DESCRIBED AS REQUIRED BY THE STANDARD.
Corrective Summary:
OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A SUPPLEMENT FOR THE OWNER'S MANUAL AND ALSO ONE SET OF FOUR GUIDANCE FIXTURES INTENDED TO USE IN CONJUNCTION WITH CHILD SEATS EQUIPPED WITH RIGID OR SEMI-RIGID LOWER ANCHORAGE ATTACHMENTS. ALSO ENCLOSED WILL BE FOUR DECALS TOGETHER WITH INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS AND A TEMPLATE FOR ATTACHING THE DECALS TO THE LOWER SEAT BACKS. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SEPTEMBER 15, 2002. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT VWOA AT 1-800-822-8987.

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NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:  02V243000
Component:  BRAKES:HYDRAULIC:DISC:CALIPER
Manufacturer:  WESTERN RV, INC.

Year: 1999 Make: WESTERN RV Model: ALPINE COACH Recall Date: 09/17/2002
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected: 312
Manufactured: 09/1998 - 07/2000
Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN MOTOR HOMES (36', 38' AND 40") BUILT WITH BOSCH TWO-PISTON PIN-SLIDE BRAKE ASSEMBLIES, THE BRAKE CALIPERS CAN HANG-UP ON ANY OR ALL WHEELS.
Consequence Summary:
DAMAGE TO THE BRAKE COMPONENTS CAN OCCUR RESULTING IN THE POTENTIAL LOSS OF BRAKING CAPABILITY.
Corrective Summary:
WESTERN RV HAS NOT YET SUBMITTED A REMEDY OR OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT WESTERN RV AT 1-509-457-4133.
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