Nissan is calling back 5,500 new Maximas over a possible fuel leak.
This recall explains the stop sale that was put in place on the Maxima back in July of this year. The issue is an improperly installed o-ring between the fuel sending unit and the gas tank which can allow fuel to leak from the attachment point. Nissan was made aware of the issue by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) after the organization encountered a fuel leak after a crash test.
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If a fuel leak occurs, it would greatly increase the chances of a fire during a crash.
Since Nissan uses this same fuel tank setup in other models, the company is currently investigating to see if other models will be affected by this issue and must report its findings back to NHTSA. At the moment, only 2016 Maximas built between March 19, 2015 and June 2, 2015 are affected.
The Japanese automaker sill has not identified a fix for this issue. Official recall notices will be mailed to dealers and owners before the end of this month.
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