Nissan Infiniti Recall Issued Due to Risk of Sudden Engine Stall

Nissan Motor Company has announced a recall for roughly 908,307 Infiniti M35 and M45 vehicles from certain model years, due to a risk that the accelerator pedal sensors may deteriorate over time and cause the vehicles to suddenly stall, posing an increased crash hazard.   

The Nissan Infiniti recall (PDF) was announced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on September 26, after multiple complaints were received of slow acceleration and engines stalling when the vehicles were coming to a stop or idling.

Although this may pose a risk that drivers may lose control of their vehicles or cause a rear-end collision, no reports of accidents or injuries have been received to date.

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The accelerator pedals are equipped with a sensor signal that gauges the level of acceleration. Over time this sensor signal may deteriorate and accumulate dust build up that may result in an incorrect sensor output, causing the engine to go into fail-safe mode.

The recall affects 2006 through 2010 Nissan Infiniti M35 and M45 models manufactured between April 4, 2004 and October 5, 2010. The NHTSA campaign number for the recall is 13V-430. Nissan announced that these particular models are the only vehicles manufactured with this accelerator design and that no other vehicles are affected.

The accelerator pedals were manufactured by Aisan Industry Co., LTD, of Aichi, Japan. They were sold to Nissan to be installed in the affected M35 and M45 models.

Nissan plans to notify owners and dealers of the recall in early November where they will begin scheduling repair appointments to replace the accelerator pedal assembly and reprogram the engine control module free of charge. Owners with questions or concerns may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.


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