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December 11, 2000

Infiniti Recalls 2000 and 2001 QX4 Sport Utility Vehicles

Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - Infiniti, a division of Nissan North America, Inc. has announced a recall affecting certain 2000 and 2001 QX4 sport utility vehicles because the ignition lock cylinder cap could come loose and cause the steering wheel lock to engage preventing the driver from turning the steering wheel.

This recall affects 9,200 QX4 sport utility vehicles manufactured between October 1, 1999 and March 22, 2000.  No accidents have been reported.

If the steering wheel separates from the center hub attachment to the steering column, loss of control can occur increasing the risk of an accident.

Dealers will will inspect and replace ignition lock assemblies on affected vehicles with loose or missing end cap connector pins and a ring clip will be installed on all other affected vehicles to prevent loosening of the pins.

Owner notification is expected to begin immediately. Owners of affected vehicles can call 877-873-2255 with any questions. This safety recall does not apply to the Nissan Pathfinder.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers December 11, 2000.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
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write down the NHTSA 
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.

Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

How many did you hear about?

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