Those who snapped up an all-wheel-drive Nissan Juke might not know that they’re driving around with a smaller gas tank than advertised. Outrageous! But wait, there’s more—Nissan is throwing in money too, just to make up for it.
Turns out, the AWD model’s gas tank is slightly smaller at 11.8 gallons, when it had originally been advertised as being 13.2 gallons—the same as the front-wheel-drive Juke. Stop the presses, you say? Nissan did not let this travesty go by, and instead notified owners of a “problem” they might not even have noticed in the first place—as well as giving them a fat check to compensate.
Approximately 4,000 owners were notified of the problem in April, but are now set to receive a $400 check to cover Nissan’s mistake. Nissan is doing so to hold their end of the bargain and retain customers: the outraged masses will also have the option for Nissan to buy back their Juke if they’re truly angry enough. In total, Nissan is laying out $1.6 million to impress these 4,000 owners—a move that will surely be worth its weight in gold when it comes to the positive publicity.
However, there’s still no word on whether the $400 incentive is enough to cover the fact that they’re driving what looks like a steroided bullfrog.