March 20, 2002
Nissan Has Recalled the 2002 Maxima
- Nissan Has Recalled the 2002 Maxima because
the engine malfunction indicator lamp to come on and the engine speed to be
severely limited. If this occurs unexpectedly, it could lead to a crash.
Potential Number of
Units Affected: 39000
Manufactured: 06/2001 - 10/2001
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AN ELECTRONIC THROTTLE
CONTROL SYSTEM. THE STOPPER FOR THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WILL PREVENT EXCESSIVE
MOVEMENT OF THE ACCELERATOR POSITION SENSOR. IF THE DRIVER APPLIES OVERLY
EXCESSIVE FORCE TO THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WHILE AT THE SAME TIME PUSHING IT
TO THE RIGHT, THE PEDAL CAN "OVER TRAVEL" DUE TO THE DESIGN OF THE PEDAL
THIS WILL CAUSE THE ENGINE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP TO COME ON AND THE
ENGINE SPEED TO BE SEVERELY LIMITED. IF THIS OCCURS UNEXPECTEDLY, IT COULD
LEAD TO A CRASH.
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW ACCELERATOR PEDAL STOPPER. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS
EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN MARCH 2002. 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 OR
INFINITI AT 800-662-6200.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 02V043000.
Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list
auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
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
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