Infiniti M45 Recall 12V088000
Fuel Gauge May Not Read Correctly
Electrical & Lights, March 5, 2012
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Our Quick Take:
The fuel gauge may indicate a fuel level greater than what is actually in the fuel tank. As a result, the engine could stall without warning.
What Should You Do?
Nissan will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning in mid-April 2012. There may be no symptoms related to this recall or the fuel gauge could act erratically. If you have problems with the fuel gauge, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.
Due to a circuit board failure, the fuel gauge may indicate a fuel level higher than what actually exists. As a result, the vehicle may run out of gas without warning, causing the vehicle to stall, which can cause a crash. Dealers will modify the affected circuit board to correct this concern.
Original Recall from the NHTSA
Model Year(s): 2003, 2004
Manufacturer's Report Date: March 5, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V088000
NHTSA Action Number: PE11038
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 8,120
Summary: NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2003-2004 INFINITI M45 VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM MARCH 7, 2002, THROUGH JUNE 3, 2004. DUE TO A CIRCUIT BOARD FAILURE, THE FUEL GAUGE MAY READ A FUEL LEVEL HIGHER THAN ACTUALLY EXISTS. AS A RESULT, THE VEHICLE MAY RUN OUT OF GAS WITHOUT NOTICE.
Consequence: THE VEHICLE MAY STALL WITHOUT WARNING, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy: NISSAN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL MODIFY THE CIRCUIT BOARD FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS SCHEDULED TO BEGIN IN MID-APRIL 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-647-7261.
Notes: CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration