Japanese automaker Nissan announced a recall this morning for models in North America to inspect and repair brake pedal pins and fuel-gauge components. The recall impacts roughly 540,000 vehicles.
Recalled Models - Brake Pedal Pin
"At Nissan, we're committed to the safety and satisfaction of our customers," Kevin Martin, VP of customer satisfaction, said in a statement. "We regret any inconveniences that our customers may experience as we take these precautions."
The North American recall, which is actually two separate recalls for brake pins and fuel gauges, affects a total of 539,864 vehicles. The majority of these are in the United States. No crashes or injuries have been reported as a result of these issues to date, said Nissan.
Models affected by brake pedal pin problems are the 2008-2010 Nissan Titan, Armada, Quest and Infiniti QX56.
Recalled Models - Fuel Gauge
|2005-2008 Nissan Titan|
|2005-2008 Nissan Armada|
|2005-2008 Infiniti QX56|
|Nissan Frontier produced between January 2006-March 2006 and October 2007-January 2008|
|Nissan Pathfinder produced between January 2006-March 2006 and October 2007-January 2008|
|Nissan Xterra produced between January 2006-March 2006 and October 2007-January 2008|
In these models, brake pedal pins can partially disengage, causing a loss of normal braking. Nissan said that there have been three reported cases of this problem.
Models recalled for potential fuel gauge inaccuracies include the Nissan Titan, Armada and Infiniti QX56 vehicles made between 2005-2008 as well as the Nissan Frontier, Pathfinder and Xterra produced between January 2006-March 2006 and from October 2007-January 2008.
These models may have fuel gauges that fail to accurately read the amount of gas that is left in the tank. This could result in a vehicle running out of fuel before the gauge reads empty.
Nissan says all vehicles currently on sale are free of both problems. Owners of models affected by the brake pedal pin recall will be notified to bring their vehicles to a Nissan or Infiniti dealership for a visual inspection and, if necessary, repair. Owners of vehicles affected by the fuel gauge recall are given the recommendation to maintain a fuel level of at least half a tank at all times.
Owners of recalled cars can contact their dealer or call Consumer Affairs at 1-800-647-7261 (Nissan) or 1-800-662-6200 (Infiniti) with questions.