Mississauga, Ontario – Nissan Canada has announced a recall that may affect brake pedal pins and fuel gauge components on certain trucks and minivans. The company said that no crashes or injuries have been reported with these issues.
The recall campaigns involve a total of 539,864 vehicles, most of which are in the United States.
Certain 2008 through 2010 model-year Nissan Titan, Armada, Quest and Infiniti QX56 vehicles are being recalled for brake pedal pins that could partial disengage, causing a loss of normal braking ability. The recall affects 6,246 vehicles in Canada. There have been three reported instances of the problem occurring, none of them in Canada. Nissan has determined that a manufacturing error at the supplier level is the root of the problem. All vehicles currently on sale are free of the problem.
Unrelated to the brake pin issue, vehicles at higher mileage levels may have fuel gauges which incorrectly indicate the amount of fuel in the tank, which could result in the vehicle running out of fuel even though the gauge reads greater than empty. The recall affects certain 2005 through 2008 model-year Nissan Titan, Armada and Infiniti QX56 models; and Nissan Frontier, Pathfinder and Xterra models produced between January and March 2006, and between October 2007 and January 2008. The recall affects 10,978 vehicles in Canada. All vehicles currently on sale are free of the problem.
Beginning this month, owners of potentially affected vehicles for the brake pedal pin recall are being notified to bring their vehicles to a Nissan or Infiniti dealership for an inspection and, if necessary, a repair. Also beginning in March, owners of vehicles potentially affected for the fuel gauge inaccuracies will be notified as to when they should bring their vehicles to their dealers for repairs. Until the vehicles are repaired, drivers are encouraged to maintain a fuel level of at least half a tank.
Customers with questions can contact their dealers, or call Nissan at 1-800-387-0122, or Infiniti at 1-800-361-4792.