Infiniti FX45 Recall 03V476000
Brake Caliper Bolts May Not Be Tight
Brakes, January 5, 2004
RepairPal Expert Overview
Our Quick Take:
The bolts for the front brake calipers may not be tight. If the a bolt backs out, the brake caliper could come loose and the brake will fail at that wheel. It could also damage the wheel and cause a flat tire.
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.
The mounting bolts for the front brake calipers may not be tight. If the bolt backs out, the brake caliper could separate or rotate away from the bracket and the brake will fail at that wheel. It could also damage the wheel and cause a flat tire. Either condition could result in a crash. Dealers will tighten the mounting bolts to ensure they are secured.
Original Recall from the NHTSA
Model Year(s): 2003
Manufacturer's Report Date: January 5, 2004
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 03V476000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:CALIPER
Potential Number of Units Affected: 24,300
Summary: ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE FRONT BRAKE CALIPER MOUNTING BOLTS MAY NOT BE ADEQUATELY TIGHTENED. THIS COULD RESULT IN ONE OR BOTH OF THE CALIPER MOUNTING BOLTS LOOSENING.
Consequence: IF THIS OCCURS, IT WOULD ALLOW THE CALIPER TO ROTATE OR SEPARATE FROM ITS MOUNTING BRACKET. THIS COULD CAUSE THE BRAKE TO FAIL, REDUCING THE VEHICLE'S ABILITY TO STOP. IT COULD ALSO DAMAGE THE WHEEL, CAUSING THE TIRE TO GO FLAT. EITHER ONE OF THESE CONDITIONS COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL TIGHTEN THE FRONT BRAKE CALIPER MOUNTING BOLTS TO ENSURE THAT THEY ARE SECURE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON JANUARY 5, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT INFINITI AT 1-800-662-6200.
Notes: NISSAN RECALL NO. R3020.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION¿S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration