Nissan Recalls 2011-12 Nissan Juke, Infiniti M and QX Over Fire Risk
The Japanese automotive manufacturer Nissan has announced a recall for its Juke vehicles as well Infiniti sedans and SUVs over defective fuel tanks. Model year 2011 and 2012 Nissan Juke and Infiniti M and QX vehicles are said to be prone to fire risk due to a possible fuel leak.
As explained by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in its recall summary, the fuel-pressure sensors may not have been tightened to the correct specification during the assembly process. Hence due to heat and vibration, the fuel-pressure sensor may loosen up resulting into leakage of the fuel. The fuel may leak from the pressure sensor, increasing the risk of a fire.
The NHTSA states that as a remedy, the company will replace the fuel-pressure sensors as necessary without any fees. The affected models include around 2,432 Infiniti M models and 23,261 Infiniti QX models as well around 53,582 Nissan Juke models assembled between March 8, 2010 and December 27, 2011.
Nissan confirms that no thermal incidents were reported so far as a result of this issue. The recall was initiated by a consumer complaint regarding the fuel odor in the cabin when the air-conditioning was on. Further investigation triggered the recall of the vehicles which is expected to commence from March 19th.
While the owners of the affected vehicles will be intimated by Nissan, meanwhile for any additional information, they may contact the company at (615) 725-1000 or reach the NHTSA at (888) 327-4236.