• Potential fuel leak from improperly tightened fuel pressure sensor
  • Affects 2011 and 2012 Nissan Juke and Infiniti QX and M models
  • Recalls begin March 19, 2012

Nissan has initiated a voluntary recall of 79,275 vehicles due to a potential fuel leak that could increase the risk of fire. Model year 2011 and 2012 Nissan Juke and Infiniti QX and M models are included in the recall.

A customer complaint of gasoline odor in the cabin led to Nissan's investigation of the fuel pressure sensor on direct injection engines. Nissan determined that the component was not tightened to the correct specifications, resulting in a fuel leak. Further investigation indicated that the defect may be widespread, so Nissan determined that a recall was necessary to address the issue. The company says no known fires have resulted from the defect.

Nissan will inspect the fuel pressure sensor on recalled vehicles to determine if a leak has occurred. If not, the sensor will be retightened to the correct specification. If so, the sensor will be removed, the gasket will be replaced, and the sensor will be retightened to the correct specification. Nissan will perform the work at no charge.

The recall includes approximately 53,000 Juke crossovers, 23,000 Infiniti QX SUVs, and 2,400 Infiniti M sedans.

The broad recall campaign illustrates the efficacy of the NHTSA's voluntary recall program. A single customer's complaint just months ago led to the discovery of a possibly widespread and potentially dangerous defect. By participating in a recall, the automaker has the opportunity to correct the issue, improving the safety of not just the drivers and passengers of the recalled vehicles, but the public travelling the roads and highways, too.

Nissan will begin the recall campaign on March 19, 2012. For more information, owners can contact Nissan customer service at 615-725-1000. Alternatively, the NHTSA's website lists all automotive recalls. Search safercar.org for the Nissan Juke and Infiniti QX and M recall using campaign ID 12V069000.

What it means to you: Some owners of 2011 and 2012 Nissan Juke and Infiniti QX and M vehicles will soon receive recall notices. Once notified, owners should see a dealer for a no-charge inspection and repair of the fuel pressure sensor.

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Nick Palermo is an automotive writer and lifelong car nut. He follows new and late-model used vehicles for AutoTrader.com, writes about vintage cars for Hemmings Classic Wheels and blogs on all things automotive at LivingVroom. He lives in Atlanta with his wife and twins.

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