By Jennifer Geiger on March 14, 2012
Nissan is recalling 8,120 model-year 2003 and 2004 versions of the Infiniti M45 sedan due to a fuel gauge glitch, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
In the affected vehicles, which were manufactured from March 7, 2002, through June 3, 2004, a circuit board failure could cause the fuel gauge to read that it’s full, even if the tank is empty. This could cause the car to unexpectedly run out of fuel.
According to NHTSA, 43 owners complained of inaccurate fuel levels. This includes 26 reports of engine stalling when the car ran out of gas, despite the gauge showing a full reading.
Nissan will notify owners starting in mid-April, and dealers will modify the circuit board free of charge. Owners can call Nissan at 800-647-7261 or NHTSA's vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 for more info.
Assistant Managing Editor Jennifer Geiger is a reviewer, car-seat technician and mom of three. She wears a lot of hats, many of them while driving a minivan. Email Jennifer