2015 Nissan ALTIMA Fuel System, Gasoline Recall

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2015 Nissan ALTIMA Fuel System, Gasoline Recall

 NHTSA Recall #115247
NHTSA Compaign #15V486000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerNissan North America, Inc.
 Model Year2015
 Date of notification28/09/15
 Begin date of manufacuring30/03/12
 End date of manufacturing18/08/15
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received04/08/15
 Report created04/08/15
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units46846
 Defect summaryNissan north america, inc. (nissan) notified the agency on july 31, 2015, that they are recalling certain model year 2016 nissan maxima vehicles manufactured february 10, 2015, to august 18, 2015. On october 14, 2015, nissan expanded the recall to cover an additional 41,388 vehicles, including certain model year 2013-2015 altima 3. 5 vehicles equipped with a v6 engine manufactured march 30, 2012, to august 18, 2015 as well as the vehicles covered by the july 31, 2015 notification. In the affected vehicles, due to an improperly installed o-ring that may not have been seated correctly at the time of assembly, fuel may leak during a crash from the area where the fuel sending unit attaches to the fuel tank.
 Consequence summaryIf fuel leaks from between the fuel sending unit and the tank, it may increase the risk of a fire in the event of a crash.
 Corrective actionNissan will notify owners, and dealers will install a retainer ring between the fuel tank and the fuel sending unit. The recall began on september 28, 2015. Owners may contact nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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