Nissan Issues Recall on Direct-Injected Engines
Recall Affects Juke, Models with Direct-Injection V-8
Nissan has issued a recall affecting a total of 133,592 vehicles equipped with direct-injected engines. The majority of vehicles, 96,452 of them, are the Nissan Juke subcompact crossover, which is equipped with a 1.6L direct-injected turbocharged engine. The remainder of affected models are equipped with Nissan’s VK56VD direct-injected 5.6L V-8 engine, which is offered in the Infiniti QX56, QX80, M56, and Q70 models. The issue is with insufficiently tightened fuel pressure sensors, which may loosen with usage and cause a fuel leak. This issue has been identified as a potential fire risk.
Nissan will notify owners, and the fuel pressure sensors will be replaced at no charge. Owners will start receiving notifications by mail starting January 5, 2015. No injuries or accidents have been reported related to this issue. While owners of affected vehicles are advised that it’s safe to drive them, it is recommended they make an appointment for the recall repair with their local dealer as soon as possible. The repair takes approximately two hours, but actual vehicle service downtime will vary according to the dealer’s service schedule. Concerned owners can call Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261 or NHTSA’s vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236.