According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Nissan issued three recall campaigns today, one of which involves the brake pedal on its minivans and full-size trucks.
The campaign, #10V072000, applies to all 2008-1010 Nissan Titan, Armada, and Infiniti QX56 models, as well as the 2008-2009 Nissan Quest. The automaker says the pivot used in the brake pedal assembly was not spin-formed to specification, allowing it to slide and possibly disengage the pedal from the brake system.
Nissan says drivers may experience a noticeable looseness in the pedal and possibly a reduction in braking force. Dealers will inspect the pin and if defective, replace the brake assembly free of charge.
Recall #10V07400 also surrounds Nissan’s full-size trucks. Roughly 340,000 2005-2009 Titan, Armada, and QX56 vehicles may have a faulty fuel gauge, which displays a remaining quarter-tank of fuel when the vehicle is actually empty. Dealers will replace the fuel sender unit with one complete with a modified logic circuit.
Approximately 80,000 2006 and 2008 Frontier, Xterra, and Pathfinder models may also have flaky fuel gauge readings, but according to recall #10V07500, it’s for an entirely different reason. According to Nissan, the fuel sender’s float arm may become entrapped on an embossment in the tank. As a result, the gauge will indicate the presence of fuel even when empty. Dealers will replace the fuel gauge sender unit with one using a modified float arm.
All three repairs are expected to begin by March 22, if not sooner. Owners should expect to hear from Nissan shortly, but can also contact the automaker at 1-800-647-7261.