Nissan Recall of Certain Sentra Vehicles

Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—December 16, 2011.

Summary:  Nissan is recalling certain model year 2010-2011 Sentra vehicles equipped with MR20 engines, manufactured from May 11, 2010, to May 22, 2010, and July 8, 2010, to October 25, 2010.  The zinc coating applied to the terminal stud bolt was thicker than specification.  This can result in a voltage drop that may cause difficulty staring the vehicle and could cause damage to the engine control module (ECM).

Consequence:  This issue can cause the engine to stall while the vehicle is in motion and it may not be possible to restart the engine after it stopped, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy:  Nissan will notify owners and dealers will replace the positive battery terminal and cover, free of charge.  The recall is expected to begin on or before January 23, 2012.  Owners may contact Nissan at 800-647-7261.

Notes:  Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 (TTY 800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

Source: dot.gov