Nissan  recalls 2016 Titan Diesel XD vehicles over issues with the fuel tank breather tube

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Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2016 Titan Diesel XD vehicles manufactured August 7, 2015, to September 1, 2016. The affected vehicles may not have had the temporary fuel tank breather tube cap removed during the vehicle’s assembly and the fuel tank breather tube may not have been connected to the bed rail. As a result, the fuel tank may not have the proper ventilation, possibly causing the fuel gauge and the distance to empty meter to both display inaccurately.

If the fuel gauge reads incorrectly, the vehicle can run out of fuel without the driver being aware, increasing the risk of a crash.

12,112 vehicles are affected by the recall.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the fuel tank breather tube, replacing the fuel tank, fuel sending unit, and/or fuel tank breather tube, as necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Nissan named in class action lawsuit over premature failure of floorboards in 2002-2006 Nissan Altima automobiles

According to the complaint, Nissan sold 2002-2006  Altima’s without disclosing to consumers that Nissan had opted to install floorboards in the vehicles that do not withstand normal exposure to the elements, do not drain properly, and rust to the degree that the floorboards substantially deteriorate and allow visible exposure to the roadway beneath the vehicle (“Defect”).

As a result of the Defect, there has been at least one reported accident with injuries. Hundreds of other drivers have told Nissan and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that they feel unsafe driving their Class Vehicles. Because the replacement of the floorboard can cost several thousand dollars, and because Nissan refuses to recognize the existence of the Defect or to cover the full cost of repairs, many owners of Class Vehicles are not in a position to replace the defective floorboard when they discover the problem. Moreover, Nissan provides no assurances that any replacement floorboard will not suffer from the same problems.

Plaintiff brings this proposed class action on behalf of herself and all other Illinois owners of Nissan Altima automobiles for model years 2002-2006 (“Class Vehicles”) alleging that Nissan’s conduct violates Illinois law including the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act and the Illinois Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

 

Nissan recalls 2008 Infiniti EX35 vehicles over defect that may lead to loss of steering

Nissan North America, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2008 Infiniti EX35 vehicles equipped with the power tilt/telescope option included in the premium package, manufactured June 29, 2007, to April 25, 2008, 2009 Infiniti FX35 and FX45 vehicles manufactured October 31, 2007, to April 16, 2008, and 2009 Nissan GT-R vehicles manufactured March 14, 2007, to April 25, 2008. The steering column outer tube may not be round, resulting in extra stress being applied to the upper steering bearing. This stress may cause the bearing retainer to fracture, creating extra play in the steering wheel or a possible loss of steering.

Extra play in the steering wheel or a loss of steering may increase the risk of a crash.

Approximately 16,973 vehicles are affected by the recall

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering shaft on the Infiniti EX35, FX35, and FX45 vehicles, and will replace the steering column assembly on the Nissan GT-R vehicles, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

 

Nissan recalls R2008-2013 Nissan Rogue vehicles due to potential electrical short in the harness connector

Nissan North America is recalling certain model year 2008-2013 Nissan Rogue vehicles manufactured March 7, 2007, to November 26, 2013, and 2014 Nissan Rogue Select vehicles manufactured September 23, 2013, to July 2, 2014. The affected vehicles may experience an electrical short in the harness connector due to a mixture of snow/water and salt seeping through the carpet on the driver side floor near the harness connector.

An electrical short can cause a vehicle fire.

Approximately 468,815 vehicles are affected by the recall

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the kick panel wiring harness connector and will if necessary install a new harness connector and waterproof seal, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule

Nissan recalls 2013-14 Pathfinders, 2013 Infiniti JX35 and 2014 QX60 vehicles over faulty hood release cable assembly

Nissan recalls 2013-14 Pathfinders, 2013 Infiniti JX35 and 2014 QX60 vehicles over faulty hood release cable assembly

Nissan North America, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Nissan Pathfinder vehicles manufactured June 20, 2012, to November 18, 2013, 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid vehicles manufactured July 18, 2013, to November 18, 2013, 2013 Infiniti JX35 vehicles manufactured November 29, 2011, to June 14, 2013, and 2014 QX60 vehicles manufactured May 16, 2013, to November 18, 2013, and 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid vehicles manufactured July 18, 2013, to November 18, 2013. In the affected vehicles the hood release cable assembly may have been installed incorrectly preventing the latching claw from fully engaging. The secondary latch may remain in the open position when the hood is closed.

If the primary hood latch is released and the secondary latch fails during operation of the vehicle, it could cause the hood to open during vehicle operation impairing the driver’s vision, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Approximately 170,665 vehicles are affected by the recall

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will modify the angle of the hood release mechanism to provide additional length to the release cable, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Nissan recalls Juke and Infinity vehicles over potential fuel leak

Nissan North America, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Nissan Juke, 2012-2013 Infiniti M56, QX56, and 2014-2015 Infiniti Q70 (V8 engine vehicles only), and QX80 vehicles. The fuel pressure sensors may not have been sufficiently tightened during production. As a result, the fuel pressure sensor may loosen with vehicle usage and cause a fuel leak.

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could cause a vehicle fire.

Approximately 133,592 vehicles are implicate din the recall.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will re-torque the fuel pressure sensors free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on or before January 26, 2015.

 

Nissan named in class action lawsuit over defective transmissions

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This action arises from the sale or lease of more than one hundred thousand vehicles throughout the United States manufactured by Defendant Nissan that are equipped with defective transmissions. These defective transmissions were installed in all model year 2013 – 2014 Nissan Pathfinders sold or leased to consumers, including Plaintiff.

The defective transmission supplied in all of the affected vehicles is a continuously variable transmission (“CVT”) known as the “JATCO CVT8HT.” This CVT is defective in design, and as a result is prone to causing sudden, unexpected shaking and violent jerking (commonly referred to as “juddering” or “shuddering”) when a driver attempts to accelerate an affected vehicle. This pronounced juddering or shaking of the transmission prevents an affected vehicle from accelerating as intended by the driver, despite his or her input with the accelerator pedal. The combination of an affected vehicle’s transmission judder and its failure to accelerate according to driver input is associated with a “CVT belt slip condition” (the “defect”). This transmission defect creates an unreasonably dangerous situation and increases the risk of a crash; it is inevitable that an individual will be injured or killed due to a collision caused by this safety defect.

According to the complaint Nissan sold, leased, and continues to sell and lease the affected vehicle despite its awareness of the defect and the danger it poses to consumers and other drivers.

The class consists of All consumer residents in the United States who own, owned, lease, or leased a 2013 or 2014 Nissan Pathfinder.

Complaint: Nissan 12-18-14

 

Nissan recalls model year 2012-2014 Frontier vehicles for fire risk

Nissan North America, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2012 through 2014 Frontier vehicles manufactured from November 28, 2012, through December 17, 2013. In the affected vehicles, a circuit breaker may have been installed incorrectly causing the main wire harness connected to the circuit breaker to face outward, potentially contacting a metal bolt located on the A-pillar.

As a result, the bolt may wear through the wire harness covering, resulting in an electrical short which could cause a fire.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the circuit breaker orientation. If the circuit breaker orientation is incorrect, dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge.

Nissan recalls 2013 Pathfinder and Infiniti JX vehicles manufactured December 3, 2012, through January 29, 2013 over structural weakness of front brake

Nissan is recalling certain model year 2013 Pathfinder and Infiniti JX vehicles manufactured December 3, 2012, through January 29, 2013. The front brake torque member was improperly cast resulting in structural weakness. This can lead to premature failure and cracking.  If the brake torque member fails, the brake caliper may move and contact the inside of the road wheel, resulting in reduced braking, increasing the risk of a crash.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the manufacturing date of the torque members and replace them, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in early May 2013.

Nissan is recalling certain model year 2013 Altima, LEAF, Pathfinder, Sentra, and Infiniti JX35 vehicles

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.  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.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the ODS sensors and replace them as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in early April 2013.