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Nissan Recalls Vehicles: Major Safety Issues Revealed

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on March 17, 2010

Though the majority of mainstream media attention has recently gone to Toyota for its massive 2009-2010 floor mat and gas pedal recalls, Toyota is not the only big automaker to be issuing large recalls for its North American market. New reports show that Japanese automaker Nissan is set to recall over half a million vehicles worldwide in March and April.

The currently slated Nissan recalls involve two different products: a brake pin and a fuel gauge component. In the brake pin recall, Nissan says there have been no accidents or injuries resulting from the safety issue, although the company has agreed that in several cases, brake pin malfunctions have led to a loss of regular braking ability. The fuel gauge recall involves vehicles that show fuel in the tank when in fact the tank is nearly empty. This could cause its own safety issues when drivers overestimate fuel supplies and may run out of gas on the road.

New information from Reuters shows that the bulk of the Nissan recall will happen in the North American market, although some recalled vehicles are also in the Middle East and other areas of the globe. The Nissan recall applies to newer vehicles across Nissan’s lineup. Titan, Armada, Quest and Infiniti models in model years 2008-2010 are affected by the recall of brake pedal pins. Some Frontiers, Pathfinders and XTerras are included in the fuel tank recall, along with some of the other models mentioned in the brake pin recall.

According to information coming from the Nissan Company, the automaker will start to fix these issues very soon, within a matter of weeks. Owners of affected and potentially recalled vehicles may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261 or Infiniti at 1-800-662-6200 for information on what to do about these safety concerns, and what Nissan is willing to do to fix the situation.

Any kind of recall similar to the current Toyota and Nissan situations has its own potential safety risks. Toyota drivers are already coming forward with documented accidents and results of safety issues related to the massive recall, and with over 1 million Nissan vehicles affected, some consumer advocate groups contend that some kinds of recall related accidents are imminent.

Owners of recalled cars in the Florida area can call Orlando auto accident lawyer, James O. Cunningham if they are involved in a recall related accident. Skilled and professional Orlando auto accident attorney firms can provide the right research, precedent and general advice on what to do when injury and accidents result from the liability of driving a recalled car, truck or SUV. You can reach Central Florida Nissan recall accident attorney, The Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, toll free at 888-425-2004 or locally at 407-425-2000.

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