Nissan recalls almost 80,000 units of Juke, Infiniti M and QX over fuel leak
Reports of fuel leaks and dangers of vehicles catching fire has made it mandatory for Nissan North America to recall all Nissan Juke, Infiniti M and Infinity QX models for 2011-12. Loose fuel pressure sensor issues resulted in leaking fuel and high level of fire hazards. As reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the company will be notifying owners to bring in their cars for free repairs and replacements of parts from the 19th of March 2012.
All Nissan Juke, Infiniti M and Infinity QX vehicles of model year 2011 – 2012 are being recalled by Nissan North America who has surmised that over 79,275 units may be affected. The problem lies with fuel pressure sensors not being tightened as per specifications which are causing fuel leaks due to overheating and vibrations.
Leaking fuel from pressure sensors may cause fires and hence the company is taking no chances and is informing their dealers to notify all customers to bring in their vehicles from the 19th March 2012 for a free replacement of such defective parts.
Report Date: February 28, 2012 at 06:45 AM
NHTSA Campaign ID number: 12V069000
Vehicle Make / Model: INFINITI M, INFINITI QX, NISSAN JUKE
Model Year(s): 2011-2012
Manufacturer: NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.
Mfr’s Report Date: FEB 23, 2012
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
Potential Number of Units Affected: 79,275
NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011-2012 JUKE, INFINITI QX AND INFINITI M VEHICLES. THE FUEL PRESSURE SENSORS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN TIGHTENED TO THE CORRECT SPECIFICATION. AS A RESULT, THE FUEL PRESSURE SENSOR MAY LOOSEN DUE TO HEAT AND VIBRATION CAUSING FUEL TO LEAK.
FUEL MAY LEAK FROM THE PRESSURE SENSOR, INCREASING THE RISK OF A FIRE.
NISSAN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL PRESSURE SENSORS, AS NECESSARY, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON MARCH 19, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 615-725-1000.
CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.