Nissan is recalling six 2011 and 2012 models—the 2011 Infiniti FX, 2012 Infiniti M, 2012 Nissan Frontier, 2012 Nissan NV, 2011 and 2012 Nissan Pathfinder, and the 2011 and 2012 Nissan Xterra—for oil leaks caused by faulty bolts connecting the engine’s oil cooler to the oil filter.
The recall affects 14,718 vehicles. Possible effects of the defective connector bolts are oil leaks and, in the worst-case scenario, low oil pressure or a seized engine if the oil level becomes too low.
Nissan will be contacting affected customers starting Jan. 19, 2012 and will replace the bolts free of charge at its Nissan and Infiniti dealerships. Customers with any questions about the recall can contact Nissan’s customer service number at (800) 647-7261, or they can contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at (888) 327-4236, referencing campaign number 11V592000.