Faulty Ignition Cuts Out Engine While Running

Nearly 2.1 million Nissan vehicles recalled worldwide

October 28, 2010 — Nissan issued a recall for about 762,000 vehicles in the US and Canada, and more than 2 million globally, to fix a problem with the ignition relay that could cause engine stalling. In extreme cases, the engine will stall and won't be able to start again.

The recall also covers both Micra and Infiniti models that were built at Nissan's Sunderland factory between January 2004 and March 2006. In total, 762,000 of the vehicles are said to be in the US and Canada. This is the 4th largest recall in Nissan's history.

Thankfully, according to Nissan, no accidents or injuries have been reported resulting from the problem and they are being proactive by addressing the problem now.

“At Nissan, we're committed to the safety and satisfaction of our customers. We regret any inconveniences that our customers may experience as we address this issue”

Kevin Martin, a Nissan vice president.

Affected Models

The affected vehicles include any of the following manufactured between August 2003 and June 2006:

  • 2004–2006 Nissan Armadas
  • 2004–2006 Titans
  • 2004–2006 Infiniti QX56s
  • 2005–2006 Nissan Frontiers
  • 2005–2006 Pathfinders
  • 2005–2006 Xterras

New reports from nissanextendedwarranty.com are also coming in citing the following vehicles in the recall:

“... vehicles produced from August 2003 through July 2006, including small cars like the March, Cube and Note, and about a dozen other models, such as the Tiida sedan, Titan pickup and Infiniti QX56 luxury model.”

What To Do if You Have a Recalled Nissan

Nissan will begin to ask affected owners to bring their vehicles in to dealers starting in December 2010. Once there, the dealers will have the electrical relay replaced. Owners with questions or concerns can call (800) 647-7261 for Nissan vehicles or (800) 662-6200 for Infiniti vehicles.

Actions You Can Take

This step is crucial, don't just complain on forums! The sites below will actively manage your complaints and turn them into useful statistics. Both CarComplaints.com and the CAS will report dangerous trends to the authorities and are often called upon by law firms for help with Class Action lawsuits. Make sure to file your complaint on all three sites, we can't stress that enough.

  1. Step 1: File Your Complaint at CarComplaints.com

    CarComplaints.com is a free site dedicated to uncovering problem trends and informing owners about potential issues with their cars. Major class action law firms use this data when researching cases. Add a Complaint

  2. Step 2: Notify the Center for Auto Safety

    The Center for Auto Safety (CAS) is a pro-consumer organization that researches auto safety issues & often compels the US government to do the right thing through lobbying & lawsuits. Notify the CAS

  3. Step 3: Report a Safety Concern to NHTSA

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is the US agency with the authority to conduct vehicle defect investigations & force recalls. Their focus is on safety-related issues. Report to NHTSA

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