Last month Nissan recalled approximately 46,000- 51,000 Cubes. They were recalled because during crash tests the amount of fuel that leaked from the rear was more than allowed by Federal Standards.
Nissan is recalling 51,100 of its Cube hatchbacks in the United States and Canada because of possible problems with fuel spilling during rear end collisions.
In documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Nissan Motor Co. said Monday tests conducted by NHTSA safety regulators found more fuel spilled than federal standards allow. The spillage occurred during rear end crash tests at 50 miles per hour where the vehicle also spun onto its side. Read Article
On August 9, 2010 Nissan has again announced a recall, this time because some of its Frontier models fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 225. FMVSS 225 has to do with child restraint systems. The welding on the tether anchor, in this instance, could separate from the seat. NHTSA
It is important to remember that Federal Safety Standards are MINIMUM requirements that manufacturers have to meet. So failure to meet these minimum requirements is putting a vehicle in the marketplace that absolutely should not be there.
And let's not overlook the 540,000 Nissan cars that were recalled due to brake pedal issues and possible fuel gauge problems in March of this year.
the recall covers "the Titan, Armada and Infiniti QX56 built from 2005 to 2008, and the Frontier, Pathfinder and Xterra produced between January and March 2006 and between October 2007 and January 2008
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