Friday, September 17, 2010

Nissan Recalls GPS Equipped Vehicles for Fire Concern

Vehicle Make / Model:     Model Year(s):
     NISSAN / ALTIMA     2008-2010
     NISSAN / FRONTIER     2008-2010
     NISSAN / PATHFINDER     2008-2010
     NISSAN / ROGUE     2008-2010
     NISSAN / SENTRA     2008-2010
     NISSAN / VERSA     2008-2010
     NISSAN / XTERRA     2008-2010
Manufacturer: NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC. Mfr's Report Date: SEP 03, 2010
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V401000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)
Potential Number of Units Affected: N/A
Summary:
 NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN VEHICLES THAT WERE EQUIPPED WITH A GARMIN NUVI MODEL 750 NAVIGATION SYSTEM. THE BATTERIES CONTAINED IN THE AFFECTED GPS UNITS CAN OVERHEAT.
Consequence:
 OVERHEATED BATTERIES COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Remedy:
 NISSAN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND THE REPAIRS WILL BE PERFORMED BY GARMIN TECHNICIANS BY REPLACING THE BATTERY AND INSERTING A SPACER ON TOP OF THE BATTERY FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING SEPTEMBER 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GARMIN DIRECTLY AT 1-866-957-1981 OR NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.
Notes:
 OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

3 comments:

Jackie said...

Oh, so that's why my secondhand Sentra got recalled a few months ago. I got my Sentra from an Indy used cars shop near our home. Well I got a really good deal from the used car dealer. Indianapolis car shops were selling a lot of these models back then. So that's why they were recalled. Good thing they replaced the batteries. Otherwise, something catastrophic could've happened.

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