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Nissan recalls more than 540,000 cars with fuel gauge and brake pin problem

Nissan’s recall of 540,000 of defective component vehicles is in line with the current market trend set by global automobile giant Toyota earlier. Nissan’s recall comes hours after General Motors recalled more than 1.3 million vehicle.

The automobile sector is still trying to get back on track after the recession hit the global market and this news would certainly not help the industry to gain from this.

Nissan’s recall has primarily impacted its model sold in US market and includes pickup trucks, sports vehicles and minivans. Although no problem has been reported from customers as a precautionary measure for fixing problem related with fuel gauge and break pad Nissan has decided to go ahead with the recall.

Nissan’s recall has been caused due to brake pedal pin and fuel gauge issues. There have been three issues reported for loose break pedal pin, causing loss of breaking ability. There are an estimated 205,000 units with this defect. Another major problem is of the efficiency of fuel gauge especially for the high mileage vehicles.

It has been observed that over a period of time the accuracy of fuel gauge decreases and this may result in giving incorrect reading of fuel available in fuel tank. There are about 470,000 vehicles impacted because of the faulty fuel gauge. The fuel gauges show plenty of gas in the tank even when the tank is empty.

Nissan recall includes the following models - Nissan Titan, Nissan Armada, Infiniti QX56 and Nissan Quest manufactured during the period 2008 to 2010.The models Nissan Armada, Nissan Titan and Infiniti QX56 produced during 2005 to 2008 have been recalled to fix the faulty fuel gauge. In addition to this the Frontier, Pathfinder and Xterra produced during Jan 2006 to March 2006 and Oct 2007 to Jan 2008 have also been recalled.

Nissan has held its Canadian supplier KER International responsible for the problem identified with brake assembly and has mentioned US Firms TI Automotive and Energy as the one responsible for the recall of its vehicles with faulty fuel gauge.