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Nissan Recalls 14,718 SUVs/Trucks/Vans for Problem Oil Filters

Ben Timmins
Dec 23, 2011
Nissan is recalling some Infiniti and Nissan models to fix a weak bolt between the oil filter and cooler that could result in an oil leak and/or a seized engine.
The Problem: Nissan is recalling some models that have weak bolts connecting the engine oil filter and engine oil cooler. If the bolt breaks at the point where it attaches to the filter, the engine oil will leak out, and if the oil level drops too low, the engine could seize. The problem was found on some 2011 Infiniti FX sport-utility vehicle and 2012 M sedan, as well as the 2011-2012 Pathfinder and Xterra SUVs, the 2012 Frontier pickup truck, and the 2012 Nissan NV van. The affected models were made at some point between June and October of this year.
Photo 2/5   |   2011 Nissan Frontier Front End 4
The Fix: Nissan will contact owners of the affected models and replace the weak bolt with a stronger one. Because all of these cars are still under warranty, the recall is at no cost to the owner. The recall is scheduled to start some time mid-January 2012, but owners can call Nissan directly at 1-800-647-7261 with any questions.
Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 14,718 vehicles; 30 Infiniti FXs, 92 Infiniti Ms, 6820 Nissan Frontiers, 3194 Nissan Xterras, 3023 Nissan Pathfinders, and 1554 Nissan NVs.
Source: NHTSA

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