Nissan and Infiniti Models Recalled for Loss of Engine Oil
"Some of the bolts that connect the engine oil cooler and the engine oil filter to the engine in these vehicles may have been manufactured to below specification strength," said NHTSA in its recalls summary of the problem. "The bolt may break at the oil filter attachment point and can cause an engine oil leak. If there is an engine oil leak, the engine oil pressure would drop and the engine could seize, increasing the risk of a crash."
Nissan has stated the problem was due to a supplier issue that has since been rectified. The recall is expected to begin on January 19th, and owners of the affected vehicles can contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.