Possible Fuel Leak from the Fuel Tank
Engine, March 1, 2013
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Our Quick Take:
The fuel tank may not have been assembled correctly and as a result, a small amount of gasoline can leak when the tank is full.
What Should You Do?
Customer notification will begin March 18, 2013. If you have an affected vehicle, Nissan will notify you. If you notice an abnormal fuel smell please contact your Nissan dealer. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call.
During the manufacturing process, some fuel tank assemblies were not sealed correctly. As a result, a small amount of fuel can leak when the tank is full. Fuel leaks increases the risk of a fire so Nissan dealers will replace the affected fuel tanks to correct this concern.
Manufacturer's Report Date:
March 1, 2013
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
NHTSA Action Number:
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Potential Number of Units Affected:
Nissan is recalling certain model year 2013 Sentra vehicles manufactured from September 11, 2012, through October 4, 2012. Some fuel tank assemblies were not properly sealed during the manufacturing process. As a result, a small amount of gasoline may leak from the tank when it is full.
A gasoline leak in the presence of an ignition source may lead to a vehicle fire.
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tanks as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 18, 2013. Owners may contact Nissan Customer Service at 1-800-647-7261.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration