Following the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's investigation of the 2013 Infiniti JX35 for issues related to its Intelligent Brake Assist system, the agency has now issued an official recall for a misrouted fuel transfer tube that could prevent the fuel gauge from displaying an accurate fuel level readout, and causing the vehicle to run out of fuel unexpectedly.
The Problem: Due to a manufacturing assembly issue, the fuel transfer tube mounted inside the fuel tank may be mis-routed, potentially preventing the fuel level float from dropping below a certain level, causing an inaccurate fuel level readout. This could cause the vehicle to stall unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash or loss of vehicle control.
The Fix: Nissan North America, the parent company of Infiniti, will notify owners, and dealers will inspect, repair and re-route the transfer tube to ensure proper function of the fuel float, and install a new O-Ring at no charge. The recall campaign will begin September 4, 2012. Owners can contact Nissan Customer Service at 800-647-7261, or NHTSA's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236.
Number of Vehicles Affected: 7842 Infiniti JX35 models manufactured from February 15, 2012 through June 22, 2012.