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Infiniti FX35 Recall 03V164000

Drive Shaft Bolts May Not Be Tight

Drive Train, May 27, 2003

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

The bolts for the drive shaft may not be tight. If the bolts come loose, the drive shaft may come off the vehicle.

What Should You Do?

Please contact your Infiniti dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Summary:

The bolts that attach the drive shaft to the transaxle and differential may not be tight. If the bolts come loose, the drive shaft may come off the vehicle, which could result in a crash. Dealers will replace the drive shaft bolts and tighten them to the proper specification. The recall began May 27, 2003. The Nissan recall number is ITB03-032.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2003

Manufacturer's Report Date: May 27, 2003

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 03V164000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Potential Number of Units Affected: 164

Summary: ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE BOLTS WHICH ATTACH THE PROPELLER SHAFT(S) TO THE TRANSAXLE AND DIFFERENTIAL(S) MAY NOT HAVE BEEN ADEQUATELY TIGHTENED.

Consequence: IF THE BOLTS COME LOOSE, THE PROPELLER SHAFT MAY COME OFF THE VEHICLE WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE PROPELLER SHAFT BOLTS AND TIGHTEN THE BOLTS TO THE PROPER SPECIFICATION. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MAY 27, 2003. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT INFINITI AT 1-800-662-6200.

Notes: NISSAN RECALL NO. ITB03-032.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION¿S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

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