• Mar 4, 2006

Nissan is recalling some 466,000 of its X-Trail worldwide due to a potentially defective fuel inlet pipe. We're not sure how we missed this one (but it could have something to do with the fact that the automaker has kept the compact SUV next door in Canada), but it bears noting for our international readers, as well as for those keeping score in the home version of The Recall Game.

[Source: Motoring iAfrica]

According to Nissan's recall, an 'inappropriate' pipe coating could result in a rusty refueling pipe (primarily in 2000-2004 models), causing a gas leak. Thus far, the automaker has received word of 49 defective pipes, but no injuries have resulted.

Globally, the recall affects about 177,000 European and 142,000 Japanese X-Trails, with the rest being sold elsewhere.



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      • 8 Years Ago
      I have had a 2005 X-TRAIL LE here in Canada since it's release and along with three other friends who also purchased on, all of us love them! All of us did our research, test drove vehicles from all the manufacturers and all ended up with X-Trails. Would I buy one again, YES would I recommend it YES. My Last Nissan was a 1995 Altima that juts died last year (wife totaled it, not her fault) with 497,000 KM on it.. The only problem with the X-Trail is the lack of AfterMarket Accessories which I have purchased many worldwide. If you want to see how well the X-Trail is to own, go and check out the nissanforums.com web site and you will see that worlwide, this is a problem free vehicle, winning awards everywhere.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I just picked up a 2006 Forester with 5000km that someone traded in for an XTrail here in Vancouver. Nice of him to take the hit on the levies, taxes, freight, etc for me. I tried both cars, and the Forester handles better, looks better, and has a lot more pep. Seeing as I (like most SUV owners) don't go offroad very often, the XTrail just isn't my cup of tea.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'm with Bernie, they should bring the X-Trail to the US. If it can't compete with the Escape, Rav-4, Forester, et al, so be it. On paper and in the sheetmetal, it certainly looks as though it would be competitive. They're also sold in Mexico, and living in San Diego I see numerous X-Trails with Baja California license plates. Given the need for a durable vehicle (even a lot of the paved roads in Mexico aren't great), this is the (new) SUV I see the most with Mexico plates, behind the Tahoe and Expedition. As to Matt's comment on the interior being cheap, over the recent years that's been true of a lot of Nissans and Infinitis. They have been upgrading, and I would bet that if they brought it here, an interior upgrade would be in order.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Always glad to see an automaker step up to the plate and take the hit on a recall. Congratulations! Too bad it happened and needs to be fixed. Now, clean house and fire some top managers who tried to save a few bucks, not the innocent workers, and way to go, Nissan!
      • 8 Years Ago
      look at consumer reports
      http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2006/03/04/212417.html


      forester was named best small suv... i gotta agree with them
      • 8 Years Ago
      Bernie, I agree with you 100%. This is an excellent little truck despite the minor recall. It's kind of sad that I was only able to sample this car in Japan and not in my own country, Goshen wake up you fool!
      The Xterra is not for everybody and this will make a nice choice against Hyundai and any other small little ute.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "For 2 thousand dollars more i got a Forester."

      That would be a relevant comment how? Have you actually driven the two vehicles? The Forester is a decent station wagon. For two thousand LESS you could get a small SUV and a much better vehicle off road.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I saw an Xtrail (saw the badge and everything) on the way home from work friday. I live in central Florida, and commute home from Merritt Island.

      It had Florida plates, do they sell them somewhere in the states? Or can you buy one in Canada and re-register it here?
      Andy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hello everyone. I have a NISSAN X-TRAIL 2006 with an "defective fuel inlet pipe" issue. I called my dealer to find out if there was a recall and they said "NO". I am from Montreal, CANADA. This sounds wierd to me after reading this article. Can anyone give me some insight on what to do ? Thanks.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Has any one had trouble with A Nissan X Trail windshield cracking on eith side ...almost identical cracks (6-8 inches long)on each side 2/3 of the way down the window. They appeared within weeks of each other.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Keep an eye out for this recall expanding to other cars with the 2.5L 4 cyl. as this is what the X-Trail is packing under the hood. I had a Sentra SE-R Spec V with the same problem. It rusted at the the filler neck where the cap went on. I reported it to the dealer and all they did was buff off the rust and coat it with a little oil. I am glad it was a lease and the car is gone as repairing this item out of warranty would be expensive.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Thanks Chris for showing us that you want to have balanced reporting.
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