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Nissan recalls 6000 cars over fuel leak concern

Better safe: A loose pressure sensor may cause fuel to leak in the Y62 Patrol, F15 Juke, T32 X-Trail and C12 Pulsar hatch.

A possible fuel leak sees Nissan recall Patrol, Juke, X-Trail and Pulsar

4 Dec 2014

A FAULT that could lead to fuel leaking and fire has prompted Nissan to recall 5916 of its current-generation cars.

The problem affects the Y62 Patrol, F15 Juke and T32 X-Trail SUVs along with the C12 Pulsar hatch, built between December 2011 and November 2014.

A notice published on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) product recalls website said there was a concern these vehicles had loose fuel pressure sensors which could cause a leak.

“The fuel pressure sensor of some vehicles may be insufficiently tightened to the fuel rail, and may loosen gradually due to heat and vibration of the engine,” the notice read.

“In some cases, fuel leakage may occur between the fuel pressure sensor and the fuel rail.

“If the defect occurs, and in the presence of external ignition source, there is a possibility of a fire hazard.” Nissan has subsequently made a similar statement and outlined the action to be taken, while adding that no injuries or incidents had been reported.

“Nissan has identified that the fuel pressure sensor on some of these vehicles may be tightened insufficiently to the fuel rail of the engine and it may gradually loosen due to heat and vibration from the engine,” the statement read.

“Nissan will shortly begin the process of contacting customers affected by this recall. An authorised Nissan dealer will inspect and, where necessary, re-tighten the fuel pressure sensor.” The adjustment will be carried out free of charge.

Owners who wish to enquire about this matter can call the Nissan Australia Customer Assistance Centre on 1800 988 334.

It’s the second recall in three weeks for Nissan Australia, with the brand’s Micra light hatchback becoming the latest car to be swept up in the Takata airbag issue.

About 13,000 Micras were affected in that November call back which followed the recall of almost 26,000 Nissan vehicles spanning the N16 Pulsar, D22 Navara, Y61 Patrol, T30 X-Trail and A33 Maxima with model years from 2001-2003 also for airbag inflator concerns.

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