Nissan Recalling 51,000 Cubes Due to Fuel Leak Issue
The call back campaign has been initiated due to a fuel leakage issue. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Nissan Cube vehicles belonging to the 2009 and 2010 model year could experience fuel leaks following a rear impact at 50 mph (80 km/h). This could threaten the lives of the passengers, as it could obviously lead to a fire.
The Nissan Cube seems to be suffering from the same issue as the Lexus HS250h, for which a similar recall was issued last month, when 17,000 units of the hybrid sedan were affected by the problem.
Nissan has issued a stop-sale and has paused shipments from Japan to North America. The sales will be resumed after the company develops and installs a fix for the problem.
Owners of the affected vehicle will be notified to bring their cars to dealerships in the course of next month. Nissan technicians will install a protection system on the gasoline recirculation tube, with this being placed very close to the fuel filler neck’s upper end. The repairs will be free of charge, as expected.
Nissan mentioned that the markets outside North America are not affected by this issue. The Japanese automotive producer added that there have been no reports of crashes or injuries connected to this problem.