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NISSAN ISSUES VOLUNTARY RECALLS ON SELECTED VEHICLES TO CHECK BRAKE PINS AND CORRECT FUEL GAUGE INACCURACIES

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FRANKLIN, Tenn. (March 2, 2010) – 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

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