Improperly Formed Hose in Fuel Tank May Cause Fuel Leakage
Engine, August 15, 2005
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Our Quick Take:
On certain vehicles an improperly formed hose in the fuel tank can cause fuel to leak, thus causing a fire hazard.
What Should You Do?
Nissan will contact customers of affected vehicles beginning August 15, 2005. If you have not been contacted, see fuel leaking and think your vehicle falls under this recall. You should contact your local dealer. It is helpful to have your VIN Vehicle Identification Number ready when doing so.
On certain vehicles a vapor hose located in the fuel tank may not have been properly formed during the manufacturing process. When the vehicle is parked with a full tank, the fuel may travel into the vapor canister, causing it to overflow and spill fuel. This will lead to a fire hazard. Nissan will check to see if a poor seal exists, If one is found they will replace the tank free of charge.Campaign # 05V269000
Mfr's Report Date:
August 15, 2005
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
NHTSA Action Number:
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE
Potential Number of Units Affected:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, A VAPOR HOSE LOCATED IN THE FUEL TANK MAY NOT HAVE BEEN FORMED CORRECTLY DURING THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS. WHEN THE VEHICLE IS PARKED WITH A FULL FUEL TANK, FUEL MAY FLOW INTO THE VAPOR HOSE, WHICH IS CONNECTED TO A VAPOR CANISTER.
THE VAPOR CANISTER COULD BECOME FULL, AND EXCESS FUEL COULD SPILL OUT ONTO THE GROUND. FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
DEALERS WILL CHECK THE VAPOR HOSE CONNECTIONS IN THE FUEL TANK TO DETERMINE IF A POOR SEAL EXISTS. IF A POOR SEAL IS IDENTIFIED, A NEW FUEL TANK WILL BE INSTALLED FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 15, 2005. 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