In a press statement, Nissan North America, in cooperation with and in accordance with the standards and guidelines of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), announced the voluntary recall of certain sedans and sports utility vehicles (SUVs) due to a potential fuel leakage stemming from an improperly installed fuel pressure sensor that poses a fire hazard to consumers.
According to the NHTSA, this recall affects roughly 79,275 vehicles, including Infiniti M sedans, Nissan Jukes and Infiniti QX-SUVs. The vehicles are believed to possibly have improperly tightened fuel pressure sensors inside the fuel tanks. The sensor could potentially loosen over time because of heat and vibration, resulting in a fuel leak and an increased risk of fire for motorists.
Nissan plans to begin notifying affected owners by March. Owners will be instructed to schedule an appointment at a local dealership where technicians will inspect and replace the fuel sensors free of charge.
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