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Nissan Recalls Nearly 540K Vehicles

March 03, 2010

FRANKLIN, TN - Nissan North America is recalling nearly 540,000 vehicles -- the majority of which are in the U.S. -- to inspect and, if necessary, repair brake pedal pins and fuel-gauge components on certain trucks and minivans. 

The vehicles involved in the recall to address the brake pedal pins are MY 2008-2010 Nissan Titans, Armadas, Quests and Infiniti QX56s. 

The vehicles involved in the recall to address a faulty fuel gauge are MY 2005-2008 Nissan Titans, Armadas and Infiniti QX56s, as well as Nissan Frontiers, Pathfinders and Xterras produced between January and March 2006 and between October 2007 and January 2008. 

There have been three reported instances of brake pedal pins partially disengaging, causing a loss of normal braking ability, and Nissan has determined that a manufacturing error on the part of the supplier is at the root of this issue. All vehicles currently on sale are free of this problem, Nissan said.

Unrelated to the brake-pin issue, vehicles at higher mileage levels may have fuel gauges that incorrectly indicate the amount of fuel in the tank. This may result in the vehicle running out of fuel while the gauge reads greater than empty. All vehicles currently on sale are free of this problem. 

No accidents or injuries have been reported with these issues, Nissan said.

"At Nissan, we're committed to the safety and satisfaction of our customers. We regret any inconveniences that our customers may experience as we take these precautions," said Kevin Martin, vice president of total customer satisfaction for NNA. 

Vehicle owners will be notified this month, and dealers will inspect the vehicles and make any necessary repairs. 

Until their fuel gauge senders are repaired, customers with potentially affected vehicles are encouraged to maintain a fuel level of at least a half-tank.

Nissan can be reached at (800) 647-7261, and Infiniti can be reached at (800) 662-6200. Customers may also contact their respective authorized Nissan or Infiniti dealers.

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