Recall Time: Nissan Recalls over 500,000

Before going into the details, let me start off by saying this: Nissan’s issues don’t cause your car to accelerate uncontrollably all on it’s own. I’m not naming any names, but I’m looking at you, Toyota.

So, why is Nissan issuing such a huge recall? It’s actually two separate issues.

Recall number one affects 2008-2010 Titan, Armada, Quest, and Infiniti QX56. There’s a potentially fault brake-pedal pin. If this part fails, it could cause the brakes to fail. No accidents or injuries have been reported so far.

Recall number two is absurdly minor, and will only affect daredevils who try to wring every last drop out of their fuel tanks. The issue is that, at high speeds, the fuel gauge will show more fuel than the vehicle actually has left. The affected models include:

  • 2005-2008 Titan, Armada, and QX56,
  • Frontier, Pathfinder, and Xterra built between Jan 2006 and Mar 2006,
  • Frontier, Pathfinder, and Xterra built between Oct 2007 and Jan 2008.

Letters should be going out shortly. If you’re affected by the first recall, I would call your local Nissan dealer to schedule an inspection quickly. You don’t want to be the first incident related to this recall – brakes aren’t worth messing with. Folks affected by the fuel tank recall should just, well, fill up more often. At least until the fix.

Published on March 3, 2010 in Nissan,Recall

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