In a press release, Nissan North America, in conjunction with and in compliance with the standards and regulations of the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), announced that they are recalling certain model year 2003-2004 Infiniti M45 vehicles due to a complaint concerning the fuel system. A failure in the fuel gauge’s circuit board could potentially result in the panel reading a fuel level higher than the gas tank actually contains. If this should happen, the vehicle could run out of gas without the driver being made aware of the decreasing amount of gas. This could result in the vehicle stopping without any warning, which would increase the risk of a crash. The company is in the process of notifying owners and dealers will modify the circuit board to remove the defect free of charge. The recall process is slated to begin in mid-April.
As a Harrisburg car accident lawyer, I understand the dangers that defective auto products can pose to motorists and the possible injuries that can result from their use. Manufacturers have many measures in place to ensure the safety and quality of their products, but, even under the most meticulous eye, mistakes are possible. If you’ve suffered an injury in an accident that you think was the result of a defective auto product, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer in your area to learn more about your rights as a consumer and the possible legal options available to you.Tweet