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Recall: 2006 & 2008 Frontier: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:AUXILLARY TANK

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    [FONT=&quot]NHTSA #: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]19674,19676[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Make: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]NISSAN
    Model: FRONTIER
    Model Year: 2006 & 2008[/FONT][FONT=&quot]
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    Description: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:AUXILLARY TANK

    Manufacturer that filed defect/noncompliance report: NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Begin Date of MFG: 2006 – 1/23/2006 & 2008 – 10/24/2007
    End Date of MFG: 2006 – 3/16/2006 & 2008 – 1/28/2008
    Vehicle, Equipment, or Tire report: V

    Number of units affected: 80,689
    Date owner notified by MFG: 3/22/2010

    Recall Initiator: MFR
    MFG's of Recalled Vehicles/Products: NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.

    Defect Summary: NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006 AND MODEL YEAR 2008 FRONTIER, XTERRA AND PATHFINDER VEHICLES. THE MOLDED FUEL TANK SHELLS CAN DEFORM, CAUSING THE FUEL SENDER FLOAT ARM TO CONTACT AN EMBOSSMENT MOLDED INTO THE TANK SHELL CAUSING THE INSTRUMENT PANEL FUEL GAUGE TO SHOW THAT THE VEHICLE HAS APPROXIMATELY ONE QUARTER TANK WHEN THE FUEL TANK IS EMPTY. [/FONT][FONT=&quot]
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    Consequence Summary: THIS COULD CAUSE THE VEHICLE TO RUN OUT OF GAS AND STALL IN TRAFFIC, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.[/FONT][FONT=&quot]

    [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Corrective Summary:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL LEVEL SENDING UNIT INSIDE THE FUEL TANK WITH A NEW ONE THAT HAS A MODIFIED FLOAT ARM. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE MARCH 22, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.[/FONT][FONT=&quot]
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    Recall Notes: OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153)[/FONT]
     

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