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Nissan, Infiniti recall certain '13 vehicles




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March 19, 2013 | 941 views | Post a comment

SOURCE: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Defects Investigation

Report Receipt Date: MAR 01, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V068000
Component(s): FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 392

Manufacturer: Nissan North America, Inc.

SUMMARY:
Nissan is recalling certain model year 2013 Sentra vehicles manufactured from September 11, 2012, through October 4, 2012. Some fuel tank assemblies were not properly sealed during the manufacturing process. As a result, a small amount of gasoline may leak from the tank when it is full.

CONSEQUENCE:
A gasoline leak in the presence of an ignition source may lead to a vehicle fire.

REMEDY:
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tanks as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 18, 2013. Owners may contact Nissan Customer Service at 1-800-647-7261.

NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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Report Receipt Date: MAR 01, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V069000
Component(s): AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 0

Manufacturer: Nissan North America, Inc.

SUMMARY:
Nissan is recalling certain model year 2013 Altima, LEAF, Pathfinder, Sentra, and Infiniti JX35 vehicles. Sensors within the passenger Occupant Detection System (ODS) may have been manufactured out of specification. This may cause the system to malfunction and permanently suppress the passenger airbag.

CONSEQUENCE:
If the vehicle is involved in a crash necessitating airbag deployment and the passenger airbag is suppressed, there may be an increased risk of personal injury.

REMEDY:
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the ODS sensors and replace them as neccessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in early April 2013. Owners may contact Nissan Customer Service at 1-800-647-7261.

NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
 
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