Nissan is recalling 7,842 vehicles due to a fuel system defect. Affected vehicles include2013 Infiniti JX35 manufactured from February 15, 2012 through June 22, 2012. The affected vehicles may contain a misrouted fuel transfer tube inside the fuel tank causing an inaccurate fuel gauge reading. The inaccurate fuel reading may cause the vehicle to run out of gas or stall and increases the risk of a serious accident.
The recall is set to begin sometime in September. If you believe your vehicle contains the defective fuel gauge, you may take it to a dealer where they will inspect and perform necessary services free of charge. For more information, vehicle owners may contact Nissan directly at 1-8000-647-7261 or visit the NHTSA’s website and reference recall number 12V398000.
An alarming number of people are still injured or killed each year due to faulty fuel system designs. Defective fuel systems can lead to serious vehicle fires causing victims to suffer serious burns and/or death.
Investigating and pursuing fuel system defect cases requires the participation of multiple experts. First, a detailed accident reconstruction must be performed to ensure that the accident sequence is fully understood, and that the impact forces and amount of vehicular damage are accurately calculated.
Only with a full understanding of the initial crash can it be determined if a potential fuel system defect may exist. Second, an appropriate medical expert must be consulted to determine whether the initial crash or the resulting fire caused the injuries or wrongful death.
If you or a loved were injured or died due to a fuel system defect, the South Carolina defective product lawyers at the Strom Law Firm can help you. Companies making defective products should be held responsible for injuries sustained by victims due to the defect. The Strom Law Firm will help you file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against those responsible. Call us today or fill out a free web form to schedule a free consultation. 803.252.4800.