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July  7, 1999
Contact: Tim Hurd
Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

Nissan North America, Inc.

Infiniti I30 Year: 1998

Number Involved: 17,000
Dates of Manufacture: April - July 1997
Defect: One of the diodes used in the alternator could have been damaged when built. This could eventually result in failure of the diode and an electrical short, which could melt the plastic housing and result in an engine compartment fire.
Remedy: Dealers will replace the alternator. Owner notification was expected to begin during July 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

[NHTSA Recall No. 99V129]