WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Nissan is recalling 143,223 MY 2008-2010 vehicles originally sold in, or currently registered in, states known to use road salt during winter weather.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the material in the nut used to secure the sensor-transmitter of the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) may corrode and possibly crack in areas with heavy concentrations of road salt. If this occurs, the nut may come out of the sensor-transmitter and the TPMS lamp will illuminate. If the driver ignores the lamp and continues to drive the vehicle in this condition, the tire will quickly lose air pressure and eventually go flat. This raises the risk of a collision.
The dealer will replace the TPMS nut free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on or before Nov. 9.
The recall affects the following vehicles:
- Infiniti M35 MY 2008-2010
- Infiniti M45 MY 2008-2010
- Nissan Cube MY 2009
- Nissan Murano MY 2009
- Nissan Rogue MY 2008.
The recall affects vehicles from the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Also affected is Washington, D.C.
Vehicle owners can reach Nissan at (800) 647-7261 and Infiniti at (800) 662-6200.