Franklin, TN – February 4, 2021 – Nissan Motor Company (NASDAQ:NSANY) has recalled 8,291 vehicles, because the text on the tire and loading information placard is not legible. Owners need the information on the placard to confirm the vehicle’s tire size and tire loading capacity, along with other information. The recall includes 2020 Infiniti QX50 SUVs.
The tire and loading information placard is typically located on the driver’s door jamb. It lists tire size, recommended tire pressure and the seating capacity of the vehicle. A manufacturing error may cause the black text on the placard to become illegible.
If the loading capacity for the tires is not legible on the placard, the owner may over inflate the tires, which increases the risk of a crash. It can also cause the following issues:
- If tires are overinflated, they are more rigid than normal and may not be as flexible as needed when running over an obstacle.
- The tires are more susceptible to damage from potholes, cracks or hitting a curb.
- Overinflated tires may wear unevenly, which affects tire performance. You may have to replace the tires sooner than scheduled, due to uneven wear.
In addition, the placard may cause confusion about the required tire size, and incorrect sized tires may be installed.
To fix the issue, dealers will need to inspect the placard and determine if the text on the placard is legible. If not, the placard will be replaced. The repair is free of charge, and the recall is expected to begin March 16, 2021.
Is your vehicle part of this recall?
Over 8,200 vehicles are included in this Nissan recall. To see if your car is one of them, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.