Approximately 540,000 Nissan trucks, minivans and SUVs are being recalled by the company due to faulty brake pedals and malfunctioning fuel gauges.
The recall, announced last week, includes the following models from 2005 through 2010:
• Infiniti Qx56
• Nissan Xterra, Pathfinder and Armada SUVs
• Nissan Frontier and Titan pickups
• Nissan Quest minivan
The company asserts that a manufacturing error can causes a pin on the brake pedal to disengage from the pedal itself. Nissan received three reports of the pins becoming partially disengaged, resulting in a loss of braking ability. No injuries or deaths have been reported.
Also, some of the recalled vehicles, especially those with high mileage, are experiencing problems with the fuel gauge. Problems like this can make the driver think they have more gas than they really do.
Slightly over 418,000 vehicles in the U.S. are affected by this recall. The braking problems mainly affect the 2008-2010 models of the Infiniti Qx56, Armada SUV, Titan pickup and Quest minivan. With the exception of the Quest, all of these vehicles are affected by the fuel gauge problem too. Additionally, 2005-2008 models of the Pathfinder, Xterra and Frontier are being recalled for the fuel gauge problem only.
Nissan is the second Japanese automaker this year to announce a major recall. Japan’s largest automaker Toyota has recalled over 9 million vehicles to date in the U.S.
Nissan is sending notices to all registered owners and expects to begin accepting vehicles for inspection and repair by March 22nd.
If you own one of these affected models, follow all instructions from Nissan to get the problem resolved. And if you’ve been adversely affected by this or any other defective product, please contact Denver personal injury attorney R. Mack Babcock today.