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Nissan North America Announces Recalls on 500,000 Vehicles


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Nissan North America (NNA) today announced recalls to inspect and, if necessary, repair brake pedal pins and fuel-gauge components on certain trucks and minivans. No accidents or injuries have been reported with these issues.

“At Nissan, we’re committed to the safety and satisfaction of our customers. We regret any inconveniences that our customers may experience as we take these precautions,” said Kevin Martin, vice president of Total Customer Satisfaction for NNA.

These recall campaigns involve a total of 539,864 vehicles, a majority of which are in the United States.

REASON FOR THE RECALLS
There have been three reported instances of brake pedal pins partially disengaging, causing a loss of normal braking ability, and Nissan has determined that a manufacturing error on the part of the supplier is at the root of this issue. All vehicles currently on sale are free of this problem.

Unrelated to the brake-pin issue, vehicles at higher mileage levels may have fuel gauges which incorrectly indicate the amount of fuel in the tank. This may result in the vehicle running out of fuel while the gauge reads greater than empty. All vehicles currently on sale are free of this problem.

VEHICLES INVOLVED
Models and numbers of vehicles with potentially affected brake pedal pins are:
  • 2008 through 2010 model year Nissan Titan, Armada, Quest and Infiniti QX56
  • 178,916 in the U.S., 25,869 outside the U.S. (see box for locations)
Models and numbers of vehicles with potential fuel gauges inaccuracies are:
  • 2005 through 2008 model year Nissan Titan, Armada and Infiniti QX56
  • Nissan Frontier, Pathfinder and Xterra produced between January and March 2006 and between October 2007 and January 2008
  • 418,865 in the U.S., 53,253 outside the U.S. (see box for locations)
WHAT OWNERS OF POTENTIALLY AFFECTED VEHICLES SHOULD DO
Beginning in March, owners of potentially affected vehicles in the brake pedal pin recall are being notified to bring their vehicles to a Nissan or Infiniti dealership for a quick, simple, visual inspection and, if necessary, repair.

Also beginning in March, owners of potentially affected vehicles under the recalls for fuel gauge inaccuracies will be notified as to when they should bring their vehicles to their dealers for repair. Until their fuel gauge senders are repaired, customers with potentially affected vehicles are encouraged to maintain a fuel level of at least a half-tank.

Customers with questions are encouraged to contact Consumer Affairs at 1-800-NISSAN1 (1-800-647-7261) for Nissan vehicles, or 1-800-662-6200 for Infiniti vehicles. Customers may also contact their respective authorized Nissan or Infiniti dealers.

LOCATIONS OF POTENTIALLY AFFECTED VEHICLES:

 
Models
Vehicles
Location
Brake pin
Titan, Armada, QX56, Quest

178,916
40
6,246
31
215
1,927
15,670
8

212
1,389
126
5

United States
American Samoa
Canada
Taiwan
Guam
Mexico
Middle East
Nissan Japan
Corporate Fleet
Puerto Rico
Russia
Ukraine
Saipan

Fuel gauge

Titan, Armada,
QX56
Frontier,
Pathfinder,
Xterra

418,865
55
10,978
370
6,023
32,147
50

2,355
1,149
123
3

United States
American Samoa
Canada
Guam
Mexico
Middle East
Nissan Japan
Corporate Fleet
Puerto Rico
Russia
Ukraine
Saipan


NISSAN NORTH AMERICA
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive design, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program 2010, whose key priorities are reducing CO2 emissions, cutting other emissions and increasing recycling. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.infinitiUSA.com.