Nissan North America has issued two independent recalls, one for the 2011-2012 models of the Nissan Quest, the other for the 2003-2005 models of the Infiniti Q45.
Let’s start with the Nissan Quest recall. According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration bulletin, Quest vans manufactured between July 29, 2010 and February 21, 2012 may suffer from faulty software associated with the fuel pump control module.
As a result, this module can pump insufficient amount of fuel to the engine in certain situations, namely when the gasoline tank is less than 1/4 full and when the vehicle is idling or driving slowly in decline. If this happens, the engine may stall, increasing the risk of an accident.
In total, some 23,531 vehicles are affected by this recall.
Nissan says it will send out recall notices by the middle of this month. At that time, owners will be able to take their Quests to a Nissan dealership, who will reprogram the fuel pump control module free of charge.
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The 2003-2005 Infiniti Q45 recall, meanwhile, is due to a faulty wiring connector associated with the seat airbag. The NHTSA bulletin explains that the connector can “experience increased electrical resistance,” which could prevent the side airbags from deploying in a crash.
Oddly, the NHTSA does not provide an estimate of the number of vehicles affected by this recall. However, Nissan says it will send out recall notices by next Monday, March 12. At that time, owners will be able to take the vehicles to their local dealerships, who will modify the wiring connector free of charge.
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If you own any of the vehicles associated with these two recalls, we encourage you to call Nissan Customer Service at 800-647-7261. You can also contact NHTSA at 888-327-4236 and ask about the recall campaign #12V076000 (for the Nissan Quest) or campaign #12V079000 (for the Infiniti Q45).