Aug. 22, 2012—Nissan Motor recalled 2013 Infiniti JX35 vehicles that were manufactured from Feb. 15, 2012, through June 22, 2012, because the fuel-transfer tube might be misrouted inside of the fuel tank. As a result, the fuel-level float might be prevented from dropping as the fuel is consumed, and the fuel gauge might read a fuel level that’s higher than actually exists. If the fuel gauge doesn’t show accurately when the tank is becoming empty, the vehicle might run out of fuel unexpectedly or stall, which would increase the risk of a crash.
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and reroute the fuel-transfer tube and repair it free. The safety recall is expected to begin Sept. 4, 2012.
Owners may call Nissan at 800/647-7261. Owners also may call National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888/327-4236 or go to safercar.gov.