Nissan Latest to Issue Recall on 470,000 Vehicles Globally due to Fuel Leak Defect

Nissan has announced that it will recall approximately 470,000 vehicles globally due to a production defect involving the fuel tank.  The vehicles are from the 2012-2015 models.  According to Nissan, the breakdown globally is as follows:

233,000 Japan

143,000 North America

22,500 Europe

71,500 Middle East, China, Latin America, Africa and other markets

In the United States, the affected vehicles include the 2012-2014 Nissan Juke SUVs, the 2012-2013 Infiniti M56 cars and QX56 SUVs, and the 2014-2015 Infiniti Q70 sedans and QX80 SUVs.  In other world markets, affected vehicles include the Nissan Serena, X-Trail, Patrol, Tiida and Pulsar.

The defect stems to the fuel pressure sensor located in the fuel tank not being sufficiently tightened during production.  Because the fuel pressure sensor is not tightly secured, there is an increased likelihood of a fuel leak occurring, increasing the possibility of a car fire.

Owner notification began last month for this recall.

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This the third recall from the major automobile companies in the last month involving fuel leak defects.  Recently, Toyota and Ford recalled over 606,000 vehicles combined due to a fuel line defects.

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