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11Aug
nissan_ms2016-2017 Nissan Titan Crew Cab and Titan XD Crew Cab recalled for seatbelt flaw

2016-2017 Nissan Titan Crew Cab and Titan XD Crew Cab recalled for seatbelt flaw

The Car Connection -August 11, 2017

2016-2017 Nissan Titan Crew Cab and Titan XD Crew Cab recalled for seatbelt flaw

Nissan has announced a recall of more than 44,000 Titan and Titan XD Crew Cab pickups to fix a problem with the vehicles’ seatbelts. Documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that the devices may not properly protect occupants during collision.
The problem is attributable to a design flaw on the rear seatbelt. According the NHTSA’s defect report, “In the event of a crash, the rear seatbelt assembly may not adequately protect the occupant’s head, allowing it to contact the D-ring bolt trim cap.”
If that were to happen, if could result in a greater risk of injury to passengers.
The recall affects the 2016 and 2017 Nissan Titan Crew Cab, as well as the 2016 and 2017 Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab. All told, 44,264 of those vehicles are registered in the U.S…

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8Aug
infiniti_ms2016-2018 Infiniti Q50, 2017 Infiniti Q60 recalled over stalling concerns

2016-2018 Infiniti Q50, 2017 Infiniti Q60 recalled over stalling concerns

Car Connection -August 8, 2017

2016-2018 Infiniti Q50, 2017 Infiniti Q60 recalled over stalling concerns

Nissan is recalling some 14,192 Infiniti Q50 and Q60 vehicles from the 2016, 2017, and 2018 model years. Documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicate that, due to a software glitch, those vehicles may be at risk of stalling.
The software in question is found on the cars’ fuel pump control module. Due to some miscalculations involving fuel pressure, NHTSA says that the software “may allow the fuel level in the main tank to be too low to supply fuel
to the engine, causing the engine to stall while driving.” Depending on where the car is when that happens, it could dramatically increase the chance of a collision.
The recall affects the 2016-2018 Infiniti Q50 and the 2017 Infiniti Q60. Nissan will mail recall notices to owners of those vehicles around August 21. After receiving those notices, owners will be able to take their vehicles to Infiniti dealerships for service. Dealers will reprogram the software on the fuel pump control module at no charge…

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24Jul
nissan_ms2007-2012 Versa Sedan and Hatchback recalled to replace Takata airbags: 515k vehicles affected

2007-2012 Versa Sedan and Hatchback recalled to replace Takata airbags: 515k vehicles affected

The Car Connection – July 24, 2017

2007-2012 Versa Sedan and Hatchback recalled to replace Takata airbags: 515k vehicles affected

Earlier this month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a 2.8 million-vehicle expansion of the already-massive Takata airbag recall. The bulk of the expansion affected Ford vehicles–something to which Ford now objects, as does Mazda.
However, Nissan has said that it will comply with NHTSA’s request. Today, documents related to the Nissan recall were published on the agency’s website.
The recall affects the 2007-2011 Nissan Versa Sedan and 2007-2012 Nissan Versa Hatchback. As expected, the recall is being issued to replace the driver-side frontal airbag inflator. That device uses ammonium nitrate, which has proven to be unstable when exposed to high levels of heat and humidity. When they become destabilized, the inflators can explode as airbags deploy, sending hot shrapnel through the airbag and putting the lives of passengers at risk…

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18May
nissan_msNissan Recalls Leaf And Sentra Over Front Passenger Airbag Inflator Problem

Nissan Recalls Leaf And Sentra Over Front Passenger Airbag Inflator Problem

AutoEvolution – May 18, 2017


Nissan Recalls Leaf And Sentra Over Front Passenger Airbag Inflator Problem

According to the NHTSA’s description of campaign number 17V253000, the 2014 to 2015 and 2017 Sentra is affected by the same defect as the electric vehicle. More to the point, a manufacturing error within the front passenger airbag inflators is the culprit. If left unfixed, the airbag may not deploy as intended in the event of a crash.

The issue is unique to vehicles that have been fitted with airbag inflators produced by Daicel, a Japanese corporation that gave birth to photographic film manufacturer Fujifilm in 1934. And in stark comparison to Takata’s mess-up, the tier 3 supplier is the outfit that identified the potential defect that affects its inflators.

Neither Nissan nor Daicel are aware of any incidents related to the problem, though both companies agreed to recall out of an abundance of caution. The repair is straightforward: replace the old airbag, fit a redesigned unit, and that’d be everything. In terms of notification, owners will receive mail from Nissan in due time, with the safety recall expected to begin on June 11, 2017…

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25Mar
nissan_msNissan recalls more than 56,000 cars, cites power steering

Nissan recalls more than 56,000 cars, cites power steering

Fox 8 Cleveland – March 25, 2017


Nissan recalls more than 56,000 cars, cites power steering

Nissan is recalling more than 56,000 cars because of power steering hoses that may leak fluid and potentially lead to fires.

Nissan North America says the recall affects the 2013-2014 Murano vehicles. It says the problem stems from the power steering hose clamp, which may not adequately secure the hose. That could allow the hose to detach and leak power steering fluid. That could lead to a fire If it leaks onto a hot engine or exhaust pipes, the company said.

Nissan says dealers will install a new power steering high pressure hose kit, free of charge. Car owners can contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or visit http://www.safercar.gov…

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13Mar
nissan_msNissan Recalls Over 54,000 Vehicles Due To Airbags Suddenly Deploying When Slamming Doors

Nissan Recalls Over 54,000 Vehicles Due To Airbags Suddenly Deploying When Slamming Doors

Tech Times – March 13, 2017


Nissan Recalls Over 54,000 Vehicles Due To Airbags Suddenly Deploying When Slamming Doors

Nissan has launched a recall for over 54,000 vehicles due to an airbag issue, following an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The problem with the airbags of the recalled vehicles, however, is different from the issue of the exploding airbags by Japanese supplier Takata.

Nissan Recalls 2012 Versa Cars On Airbag Issues
The vehicle recall initiated by Nissan covers over 54,000 units of the 2012 model of the Nissan Versa. The issue with the airbags of the said vehicle is that they may unexpectedly deploy when the doors are slammed.

The NHTSA launched the investigation into the matter in October 2016 after owners of the 2012 Nissan Versa filed a complaint that curtain and seat-mounted side airbags on both the driver and front passenger side deployed when the doors were closed…

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3Feb
nissan_ms2015-2017 Nissan Altima recalled to fix lock glitch: 341,000 vehicles affected

2015-2017 Nissan Altima recalled to fix lock glitch: 341,000 vehicles affected

The Car Connection – February 3, 2017


2015-2017 Nissan Altima recalled to fix lock glitch: 341,000 vehicles affected

This morning, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a recall of 341,000 Nissan Altima vehicles from the 2015, 2016, and 2017 model years. The agency reports that some of those vehicles could have been improperly manufactured, and as a result, the cars’ doors may unlock unexpectedly.

The Altima’s problem is rooted in a latch/lock cable for the rear door, which might not have been installed correctly. NHTSA’s defect bulletin explains:

“During the trim panel installation process in the subject Altima vehicles, the latch-lock cable may not have been routed properly in the rear door. The slit orientation increased the potential for the cable to load the sealing screen (vapor barrier) outboard into the travel path of the window regulator. In certain situations, the cable may interfere with the window regulator causing the rear passenger door to unlatch and inadvertently open when the mechanism is lowered to open the window.”

Having any door unlock without warning is dangerous. Having one do so in the rear of a vehicle, where children are seated, is significantly more alarming…

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28Nov
nissan_msNissan Titan XD recall focuses on plugged fuel tanks

Nissan Titan XD recall focuses on plugged fuel tanks

Left Lane – November 28, 2016

Nissan Titan XD recall focuses on plugged fuel tanks

 

 

 

 

 

Assembly line workers may have failed to remove a temporary cap on the breather tube.

Nissan is preparing to recall the 2016 Titan XD diesel pickup to resolve an assembly-line screwup.

During the manufacturing process, factory workers may not have removed a temporary cap from the fuel tank breather tube. The cap can prevent proper ventilation, potentially causing deformation in certain circumstances.

“This condition could result in the fuel gauge, and the separate distance to empty meter, to both display inaccurately,” recall documents warn. “If the fuel gauge and distance to empty meter both display inaccurately, the vehicle could possibly run out of fuel without the normal warnings to the driver; increasing the risk of a crash.”…

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