February 13, 2001
Nissan Recalls 268,000 Quest Minivans
Troy, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting the 1993 through
1998 Nissan Quest. The affected models were manufactured between April 1992 and June
The fuel tank vent hose allows air to vent
from the fuel tank during refueling. Cracks have developed in the vent hose. If (1) the
fuel tank is overfilled, not allowing excess fuel in the vent hose to flow back into the
tank, (2) the vehicle is driven only a short distance after refueling and, (3) there is
subsequently significant heating of the fuel tank, the fuel in the tank can expand into
the vent hose and leak fuel.
Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source can result in a fire.
268.229 vehicles are affected by this recall.
Dealers will replace the vent hose.
Owner notification is expected to begin during
February 2001. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon
service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact
Nissan at 1-800-647-7261. Also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration's Auto Safety Hotline at 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V419001]
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Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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