Nissan, the parent company of luxury automaker Infiniti, is recalling select 2013 Infiniti JX crossovers because of a concern with the fuel system. In all, 7,842 units assembled between February 15 and June 22, 2012 are in need of a fix. The problem can be attributed to an assembly malfunction where the fuel transfer tube was routed incorrectly inside the fuel tank.
This can be a problem because the fuel gauge on the dash may be incorrect. This is because the fuel level float that sits inside the tank may be unable to drop along with the level of fuel, making the gauge inaccurate. If the vehicle runs out of fuel unexpectedly, it could lead to the engine stalling and increase the chance of an accident. This is the first recall issued for Infiniti’s all-new crossover, which debuted earlier this year.
As a remedy, Nissan will begin notifying owners in possession of the tainted vehicles on September 4. Dealerships will reroute the fuel tube and install a new O-ring free of charge to the vehicle owner. Concerned owners can contact Nissan directly at (800) 647-7261 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at (888) 327-4236 and reference campaign identification number 12V398000.
We recently had a chance to drive the 2013 Infiniti JX35 crossover throughout the back-country roads of South Carolina and had no issues with the fuel system. In fact, we found the fuel economy figures to be on par with the EPA-rated 18 mpg city and 24 mpg on the highway when in front-wheel drive configuration.
Source: Safer Car