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Recall 16V847000

Fuel Gauge Inaccurate

Recall Details

The fuel gauge may not read accurately, due to the improper installation of the fuel tank breather tube, as well as the presence of a temporary fuel tank breather tube cap that should have been removed during vehicle assembly. Dealers will inspect the fuel tank breather tube and replace the fuel tank, fuel sending unit and / or fuel tank breather tube as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The fuel gauge may read inaccurately, leading the driver to believe there is fuel in the tank when it is actually empty. This could result in a crash.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Nissan must be performed by a Nissan dealership. Nissan will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of this notification is unavailable as of the time of this writing). If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Nissan dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Affected Cars

Exhaust & Emissions, November 22, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
November 22, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
12,112
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V847000
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL
Summary
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2016 Titan Diesel XD vehicles manufactured August 7, 2015, to September 1, 2016. The affected vehicles may not have had the temporary fuel tank breather tube cap removed during the vehicle's assembly and the fuel tank breather tube may not have been connected to the bed rail. As a result, the fuel tank may not have the proper ventilation, possibly causing the fuel gauge and the distance to empty meter to both display inaccurately.
Consequence
If the fuel gauge reads incorrectly, the vehicle can run out of fuel without the driver being aware, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the fuel tank breather tube, replacing the fuel tank, fuel sending unit, and/or fuel tank breather tube, as necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.
Notify
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.
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