Nissan Cube Recalled For Lack Of ‘Fuel System Integrity’

November 25th, 2009

Nissan is recalling about 46,000 Nissan Cube in the 2009 and 2010 model years. According to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the vehicles suffer from a fuel-system error that can result an increased risk of fire during a collision.

In particular, the NHTSA says certain units of the Cube “does not meet the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 301,” Fuel System Integrity. ” Translation: in crash tests (especially the rear moving barrier test), the Cube leaked more fuel than is acceptable according to current safety standards. And of course, the more fuel leaked during a crash means that there is a greater chance that the fuel igniting.

The fuel system leak vehicles manufactured between 1/30/2009 and July 30, 2010. (Since we are only at 07.26, which is either a typo or this release came from the future.) To resolve the problem, the NHTSA says that “Dealers will have a special guardian develop and attach to the fuel hose at the vortex location the filler plug. The recall will begin in earnest on or before 30/8/2010.

If you have questions, we suggest you contact your local Nissan dealer, Nissan or ring up customer service at 800-647-7261. You can also NHTSA safety hotline at 888-327-4236 and reference ID number 10V330000 campaign.

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