NHTSA probes Chrysler Pacifica gas tanks, more Nissan Altima engine sensors

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened its dreaded book on Chrysler's Pacifica.

After investigating the Nissan Murano for gas tanks punctured from road detritus (which resulted in a recall of more than 200,000 examples), NHTSA turned its gaze to similar vehicles, including 217,000 2004-2005 Pacificas. 18 complaints of punctures from customers to NHTSA, along with 120 similar 'field reports' has triggered a deeper investigation, though there is no word yet on a recall.

In other news, NHTSA will revisit an existing 2002-2003 Nissan Altima recall regarding faulty engine sensors. The agency plans to review new complaints which could result in a renewed, larger recall.

[Source: MSNBC]

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