Vapor Re-circulation Fitting may Come Off Due to Improper Material
Engine, March 20, 2006
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On certain vehicles a vapor re-circulation fitting may come loose due to use of improper materials. This may result in fuel leakage and the MIL Malfunction Indicator Light coming on. Presenting a potential fire hazard.
What Should You Do?
Nissan will contact customers of affected vehicles beginning March 20, 2006. If you have not been contacted, see fuel leakage and think your vehicle falls under this recall. You should contact your local dealership. It is helpful to have your VIN Vehicle Identification Number ready when doing so.
On certain sport utility vehicles a fitting for the Vapor Re-circulation, which is welded on the fuel tank, may come off due to improper materials. This may cause the MIL Malfunction Indicator Light to come on and fuel leakage. Which could pose a fire hazard. Dealers will replace fuel tank free of charge. The Campaign number is 06V054000
Mfr's Report Date:
March 20, 2006
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
NHTSA Action Number:
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
Potential Number of Units Affected:
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, A FITTING FOR VAPOR RECIRCULATION, WHICH IS WELDED ON THE FUEL TANK, MAY COME OFF THE FUEL TANK BECAUSE INCORRECT MATERIAL WAS USED.
THIS COULD RESULT IN THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT IN THE INSTRUMENT PANEL COMING ON AND MAY RESULT IN SOME FUEL LEAKAGE. FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL TANK WITH A NEW ONE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 20, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.
CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO 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