If you own an Infiniti M45 sedan from the 2003 or 2004 model year, Nissan may recall your vehicle for a circuit board failure. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the circuit board failure causes the fuel gauge to show “a fuel level higher than actually exists.” If your M45 has this defect, it may run out of gasoline, even if the gauge indicates there is still fuel left in the tank. “The vehicle may stall without warning, increasing the risk of a crash,” NHTSA explains.
The Office of Defects Investigation says there have been 43 complaints of the fuel gauge inaccurately representing the amount of fuel left in the tank. Twenty-six of the complaints involved the Infiniti M45 stalling because it ran out of fuel.
According to The Wall Street Journal, 8,120 vehicles are included in the recall.
The recall will begin around April 15. Nissan will contact Infiniti M45 owners, and if necessary, dealers will fix the circuit board for free. Contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261 or NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236 with questions.
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