• Oct 7th 2007 at 11:03AM
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Due to insufficient coating on the fuel filler tube, Nissan is recalling 372,250 Pathfinders and Infiniti QX4's. The model years in question are 1997-2001, and it's mainly for vehicles in the Northeast where there are large amounts of road salt in the winter.

According to the NHTSA, if an opening develops at the lower mounting bracket of the metal fuel filler tube, the salt and water can corrode the it. If that gets so bad that holes develop in the tube, gas will leak from the vehicle and become a fire hazard.

The recall begins on November 26 and applies to vehicles sold or registered in these states: Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. Nissan dealers will replace the assembly. Owners can call Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

[Source: Inside Line]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      This is a good thing(That it's been recalled)

      A friend's ('95-ish) olds caught on fire this summer, some sort of fuel-return line started leaking and caught fire, first pouring a trail of fire under the car for a few moments before the engine bay went up.

      My friend is fine, but the car was a total loss.
      • 8 Years Ago
      what about Pathfiners and QX4's in Canada (namely in Ontario) do those count for the recall?
      • 7 Years Ago
      HEY!! Same thing happened to me!! I liove in Mass too. Own 2001 Pathfinder. NEVER got a fuel filler recall. I heard about it from a mechanic friend in late Feb 08. I went to locat dealer and sure enough..I needed recall fix done and they were happy to do it. WHAT HAPPENED? Is Nissan losing owners info or just "accidentally" not informing everyone or informing VERY VERY VERY late for parts issues? To summarize my experience..I was PISSED!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      And what becomes of the poor schmuck who moves his Pathfinder from Arizona (where he gets no recall upgrade) to Illinois (where even plastic rusts after a couple salty winters)?
        • 8 Years Ago
        Sounds like they are taking the cheapest route to fix the problem....., for this too be a recall they have already had problems, better not take your Pathfinder up north you could be in trouble.
        • 8 Years Ago
        Doesn't it say 'sold OR registered.' If you get your vehicle registered in Illinois I can only hope that you would be eligible for the recall.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Strange...I had to learn accidentally from dealer (in Massachusetts). Took my 01 Pathfinder for an oil change in mid-Feb 08 and they found several items needing attention --including fuel filler tube recall. I asked "What recall, I never received anything?". Anyway-they performed the recall as they said they had parts. I e-mailed Nissan 3 times after that...as to why no notice to ME? I got standard e-mail replies each time (We received your e-mail and will get back to you). They NEVER gave me a reply with an answer as to why I NEVER got informed. I am meticulous with the vehicle and check internet regularly..and never saw that particular recall (I do now, as I type in key words). THANK YOU NISSAN..I could have been on fire with the vehicle, no thanks to YOU!
      • 7 Years Ago
      This was blogged oct. 7 2007...

      It wasn't until today May 9, 2008 that I actually received the recall notice in the mail!!!

      More than half a year went by...

      Got an appointment for next week though which is good.
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