Nissan Motor Co. is recalling 79,275 2011-'12 Nissan Juke, Infiniti M and Infiniti QX models. As stated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the reason for that is the improperly installed fuel pressure sensor, what may result in a fuel tank leakage. The faulty Nissan Jukes were manufactured from March 8, 2011 to Dec. 27, 2011. As for Infiniti M sedans, these vehicles were built from Oct. 5, 2009 to Dec. 16, 2011 and the QXs were built from Oct. 27, 2009 to Dec. 24, 2011.
The first customer complaint was filed in November 3, 2011. The complaint was about fuel odor coming from the cabin of the car. Since Nissan service technicians detected the reason for that (a fuel leak from the high-pressure fuel sensor onto the fuel rail while the engine starts up), an internal investigation was carried out. According to Nissan, vehicle owners will be notified of the recall around March 19 and will be able to take their vehicles to the dealer to get the fuel pressure sensors replaced for free. The last Nissan's recall is actually the third one for the past two weeks. The previous recalls were regarding side curtain airbag problems (Altima and Versa sedans) and CVT transmission faults (Versa sedans).
As for the 2012 Juke, in spite of the recall, the vehicle has earned solid safety scores and the Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. On the other hand, the crossover features a disappointing 23rd in the U.S. News Best Affordable Small Car group.