Tire Pressure Monitor System Not Activated
Suspension & Steering, February 15, 2012
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During vehicle assembly, the tire pressure monitoring system was not activated.
What Should You Do?
All of the affected vehicles are still in dealer inventory. No action is required by vehicle owners.
During vehicle assembly, the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) was not activated. This could result in the vehicle being operated with underinflated tires, increasing the risk of tire failure and a possible crash. Dealers will activate the TPMS on the affected vehicles before they are sold.
Manufacturer's Report Date:
February 15, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
NHTSA Action Number:
TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS
Potential Number of Units Affected:
NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 MURANO AND ROGUE VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM NOVEMBER 23, 2011 THROUGH JANUARY 11, 2012. DURING ASSEMBLY, THE TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS) WAS NOT ACTIVATED. THUS, THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 138,”TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM.
A NON-ACTIVE TPMS CANNOT WARN A DRIVER THAT A TIRE IS UNDERINFLATED. UNDERINFLATED TIRES CAN RESULT IN TIRE OVERLOADING AND OVERHEATING, WHICH COULD LEAD TO A BLOWOUT AND POSSIBLE CRASH.
ALL OF THE AFFECTED VEHICLES ARE STILL IN DEALER INVENTORY. DEALERS HAVE BEEN INSTRUCTED TO ACTIVATE ALL OF THE TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEMS.
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