The Japanese based automaker Nissan, and its luxury division Infiniti, have recently announced a recall which will affect the 2011 – 2012 models.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the following models will be affected by the recall: the 2012 Frontier, the 2012 Infiniti M, the 2011 Infiniti FX, the 2012 Nissan NV, the 2011 – 2012 Nissan Pathfinder and Nissan Xterra. The feds are saying that owner of the above mentioned vehicles will have to make a trip back to the dealerships because of a defect that may cause a loss of engine oil.
“Some of the bolts that connect the engine oil cooler and the engine oil filter to the engine in these vehicles may have been manufactured to below specification strength. The bolt may break at the oil filter attachment point and can cause an engine oil leak. If there is an engine oil leak, the engine oil pressure would drop and the engine could seize, increasing the risk of a crash”, as the NHTSA said in the summary report of the problem.
The car manufacturer has already announced the dealers about the recall which is expected to begin on January 19, 2012. The issue will be fixed free of charge and the owners of the 2011 – 2012 Nissan and Infiniti models mentioned above can contact the manufacturer at 1-800-647-7261.