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NHTSA INVESTIGATION: INFINITI M45


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Vehicle Make / Model / Year(s):
INFINITI / M45 2003-2004

Manufacturer : NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.

NHTSA Action Number : PE11038
NHTSA Recall Campaign Number : N/A

Component(s) :
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:FUEL GAUGE SYSTEM

Date Investigation Opened : December 14, 2011
Date Investigation Closed : Open

Summary:
The Office of Defects Investigation has received 43 complaints alleging inaccurate fuel gauge reading in model year 2003 through 2004 Infiniti M45 vehicles, including 26 incidents alleged to result in engine stall. All 26 incidents reported stalling because the fuel level reading indicated fuel in the tank when there was none. The complaints show an apparent increasing trend, with most received within the past year. A Preliminary Evaluation has been opened to assess the scope, frequency and potential safety consequences associated with the alleged defect.