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 |  Feb 10 2012, 11:02 AM

Nissan has issued a recall on 36,608 Versas regarding the cars automatic transmission system.

The vehicle can apparently be shifted out of park without depressing the brake pedal which could lead to someone inadvertently shifting their Versa into gear, allowing it roll away. This also makes the Versa a much easier vehicle for thieves to steal because they can simply slip the Versa into neutral and tow it away.

Only Versas built between June 9, 2011 and January 13, 2012 are affected by this recall. The recall is expected to begin on February 20.

For more information, Versa owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261 or the NHTSA vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236.

 |  Dec 22 2011, 1:30 PM


A recall has been issued by Infiniti on the 2011 FX crossover and the 2012 M coupe. A faulty oil filter component is being cited as the culprit of the problem.

Infiniti says that certain bolts that connect the engine oil cooler to the oil filter were not manufactured to the specific strength specifications which are causing the failure. If these bolts fail it causes a major oil leak in the system which leads to engines seizing, loss in oil pressure and one great big mess.

Some Nissan models are tangled up in these oil leak issues as well. These weak bolts also affect the 2011-2012 Frontier, 2011-2012 Xterra, 2011-2012 Pathfinder and 2012 Nissan NV.

Owners of all vehicles listed above will be contacted to have their faulty bolts replaced free of charge. If anyone is looking for more information, feel free to contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.