Nissan and Infiniti Models Recalled for Loss of Engine Oil

Nissan has announced a recall affecting some 14,718 cars of the 2011 and 2012 model year, including the 2012 Frontier and 2012 Infiniti M, because of a defect that may cause a loss of engine oil, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Also covered by the recall are the 2011 Infiniti FX, 2012 Nissan NV, 2011-'12 Nissan Pathfinder and Nissan Xterra.
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"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.
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