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2011 Pathfinder LE Sport Utility ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING Recall

On December 19, 2011, the NHTSA and Nissan announced the recall of this model for problems relating to the vehicle’s ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING. Learn more about this problem below.
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2011 Pathfinder LE Sport Utility ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING Recall

Recall ID # 11V592000 - ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Recall Date
DEC 19, 2011

Model Affected
2011 NISSAN PATHFINDER

Recall Summary
NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 INFINITI FX, MODEL YEAR 2012 INFINITI M, MODEL YEAR 2011-2012 NISSAN FRONTIER, MODEL YEAR 2011-2012 NISSAN XTERRA, MODEL YEAR 2011-2012 NISSAN PATHFINDER, AND MODEL YEAR 2012 NISSAN NV VEHICLES. SOME OF THE BOLTS THAT CONNECT THE ENGINE OIL COOLER AND THE ENGINE OIL FILTER TO THE ENGINE IN THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED TO BELOW SPECIFICATION STRENGTH. AS A RESULT, THE BOLT MAY BREAK AT THE OIL FILTER ATTACHMENT POINT AND CAN CAUSE AN ENGINE OIL LEAK.

Defect Consenquence
IF THERE IS AN ENGINE OIL LEAK, THE ENGINE OIL PRESSURE WOULD DROP AND THE ENGINE COULD SEIZE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy
NISSAN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE CONNECTOR BOLTS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 30, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.

Units Affected
14718

Notes
NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.
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