According to a CBS news report, Nissan Motor Co. is ordering a worldwide recall to repair defective brake pedals and fuel gauges. A total of 540,000 trucks, minivans, and sport utility vehicles are expected to be affected by these recalls. The recalls involve 179,000 vehicles in the United States.
According to a company statement, certain Nissan vehicles have a defect in the brake pedal assembly where a pin may become loose, thus reducing braking force. Nissan claims that they have not received any reports of car accidents or personal injuries as a result of these auto product defects.
Any auto product defect that alters the effectiveness of brakes in a vehicle can pose a serious hazard to vehicle occupants, other motorists on the roadway, and pedestrians. Nissan is also issuing a larger recall to repair gas gauges that display gas present in the tank, when in fact, the fuel tank is empty. They plan on recalling 419,000 vehicles to fix this problem.
Reports indicate that the vehicles affected by the brake pedal recall include 2008 – 2010 Nissan Titan pickups, Infiniti QX56 and Nissan Armada SUVs, and some 2008 and 2009 Nissan Quest minivans. Vehicles affected by the gas gauge recall include 2005 – 2008 Nissan Titan, Armada and Infiniti QX56s as well as Nissan Frontier pickups and Pathfinder and Xterra SUVs manufactured between January and March 2006, and between October 2007 and January 2008.
If you, or, a loved one has been injured in a New Jersey auto accident, and, believe that a defective auto part caused the incident, contact the experienced auto product liability New Jersey lawyers at Blume Forte. Companies which design, manufacture and distribute defective vehicles and automotive components may be held liable for injuries or deaths caused by its products. Call us at 973-635-5400 to schedule a no-cost consultation of your potential automotive product liability claim.