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July 3, 2002

Nissan North America Has Recalled the 1997 Infiniti I30 , Q45 , MAXIMA

(SafetyAlerts) -  Nissan North America Has Recalled the 1997 Infiniti I30 , Q45 , MAXIMA because a diode may have be damaged during manufacture.

Number of Units Affected: 161000

Manufactured: 02/1997 - 02/1998

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. ONE OF THE DIODES USED IN THE ALTERNATOR MAY HAVE BEEN DAMAGED WHEN BUILT. THIS CAN EVENTUALLY RESULT IN FAILURE OF THE DIODE AND AN ELECTRICAL SHORT WHICH COULD MELT THE PLASTIC HOUSING.

Consequence Summary:
IF THE COMBUSTIBLE GAS EMITTED BY THE MELTING PLASTIC DOES NOT DISPERSE DUE TO AIR FLOW THROUGH THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT, IT COULD IGNITE AND IN TURN IGNITE THE FAN GUIDE IN THE ALTERNATOR.

Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ALTERNATOR. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING AUGUST 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 1-800-662-6200.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 02V171000
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Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
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CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
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when the next update is due.

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

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