Vehicle recall campaigns continue to be launched by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, thickening the list of auto recalls of 2014.
The latest recalls involved GM cars and Nissan. The Nissan auto recalls involve 470,000 cars globally that were fitted with certain direct fuel injection engines that could expose the driver and his or her passengers to serious personal injury risks due to a possible fuel leak hazard. According to news sources covering this recall, United States drivers who own or drive Nissan’s 2012 through 2014 Juke SUVs, 2012 and 2013 Infiniti M56 and QX56 vehicles, as well as the 2014 and 2015 QX70 and QX80 SUVs could be in danger if they do not have their vehicles inspected and fixed.
According to the official announcement, the fuel pressure sensors in these vehicles may have not been assembled in a way that provides enough security to the parts, meaning that the sensors may have not been tightened sufficiently. If that is the case, the fuel pressure sensor may suddenly become loose, increasing the risk of a possible fuel leak while the vehicle is in use. In the presence of an ignition source, the vehicle could be exposed to a possible fire accident.
Nissan has announced that the recalled vehicle owners will soon be contacted by Nissan. Coming January, Nissan has indicated that all affected vehicles will be inspected and sensors should be tightened at local dealers for free. Consumers with the recalled vehicles who may have experienced incidents related to this recall should contact the the NHTSA in order to make sure that their accident is registered with the federal agency.
Vehicles manufactured by Nissan that are also being recalled can be found in Japan, Europe, China, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa. Nissan does not have any knowledge of people being involved in accidents associated with these vehicles.
Unfortunately for many car owners, accidents associated with equipment failure happen long before any official recalls or investigations are launched. People are injured and property damage takes place as a result long before corrective actions are promoted. Automakers are urged to always make sure that the vehicles they are designing and producing are safe. Changing how the assembly process is carried out could help these manufacturers to identify the problems that have been leading to the problems prompting recalls in the last few months.
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