2013 Infiniti JX35 recalled for fuel gauge inaccuracy

It seems that the 2013 Infiniti JX is off to a bit of a rough start as another recall has been issued. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a press release for a recall regarding the 2013 Infiniti JX35’s fuel gauge, which could give faulty readings and leave owners stranded.

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Additionally, it was found that a fuel line can block the fuel level float, which causes the fuel gauge to give an inaccurate reading.

The recall campaign is set to begin on September 4th and only affects units built between February 15 and 22 of this year. The total figure of cars affected has been 7,842 and of course, Infiniti said that they will fix the problem for free.

For full details, check out the press release after the jump.

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
INFINITI / JX35 2013

Manufacturer: NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC. Mfr’s Report Date: AUG 13, 2012

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V398000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
Potential Number of Units Affected: 7,842

Summary:
Nissan is recalling certain model year 2013 Infiniti JX35 vehicles manufactured from February 15, 2012, through June 22, 2012. Due to an assembly issue, the fuel transfer tube may be misrouted inside the fuel tank. As a result, the fuel level float may be prevented from dropping as the fuel is consumed and the fuel guage may read a fuel level higher than actually exists.

Consequence:
If the fuel guage does not accurately show when the tank is becoming empty, the vehicle may run out of gas unexpectedly, stalling, and increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy:
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and re-route the fuel transfer tube and install a new O-ring, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 4, 2012. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.

Notes:
Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

– By: Chris Chin

 


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