Thursday, October 29, 2015

Nissan Recalling Vehicles for Fuel Leaks

Nissan North America, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2016 Nissan Maxima vehicles manufactured March 19, 2015 to June 2, 2015, as well as certain model year 2013-2016 Altima 3.5 vehicles equipped with a V6 engine manufactured March 30, 2012 to August 18, 2015.  The recall is said to affect 46,846 vehicles.

According to Nissan North America, Inc., fuel may leak from the area where the fuel sending unit attaches to the fuel tank during a crash due to an improperly installed o-ring.  Nissan North America, Inc. admits that if 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.

According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration ("NHTSA"), Nissan North America, Inc. will notify owners directly, and its authorized dealers will install a retainer ring between the fuel tank and the fuel sending unit, free of charge.  The recall began on September 28, 2015.  Owners may also contact Nissan North America, Inc. direct at 1-800-647-7261, and should reference recall 15S16. Owners may also contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to

To read more about the recall, click here.

If you own an affected 2013-2016 Nissan Altima or a 2016 Nissan Maxima, then make sure to get it into an authorized dealer right away. To find a dealer near you, click here.

Do you have a 2013-2016 Nissan Altima or 2016 Nissan Maxima that experienced or is experiencing a fuel leak, but is still not fixed?  If the vehicle was purchased or repaired in Ohio or Kentucky, then you can call Burdge Law Office on our Toll Free Hotline, 1.888.331.6422, to see if we can help you out of your "lemon" vehicle.

Beth Wells
Helping Consumers Get Rid of Lemons, 11 Years Running

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