Nissan Motor Co. is recalling about 79,275 Infiniti sedans and SUVs along with Nissan Jukes due to fuel-pressure sensors being improperly tightened in the models' fuel tanks. As stated by NHTSA, the fuel pressure sensors might loosen because of heat and vibration resulting in a fuel leak and therefore the possible fire. The automaker states that the defective M sedans were manufactured from Oct. 5, 2009 to Dec. 16, 2011. As for the QX SUVs, they were built from Oct. 27, 2009 to Dec. 24, 2011.
Since the first fuel defect was detected on November 3, 2011 when a customer filed a complaint regarding fuel odor coming from the cabin of the car, the investigation of the problem was carried out by Nissan technicians. According to Nissan, the owners of defective vehicles will get fuel pressure sensors replacement for free.
This is the third recall of the automaker for the past two weeks. Nissan recalled nearly 80,000 vehicles just in a week after the company recalled about 1,000 Altima and Versa sedans for side curtan airbag problems. The other recall was regarding CVT transmission faults on 36,000 Versa sedans on February 10.
In spite of the fact that Infiniti vehicles are recalled, the luxury brand received solid marks in their classes. While the 2012 Infiniti M ranked 5th in the U.S. News Best Large Luxury Car category, the SUV also got the 5th place in class.