In a press statement, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that they were opening a preliminary defect investigation for fuel gauges on 2003-2004 model year Infiniti M45 vehicles from Nissan.
The official investigation was prompted by the increasing number of reports the NHTSA is receiving concerning the inaccuracy of the fuel level readings in the Infiniti M45s. The NHTSA’s Office of Defect Investigations has received roughly 43 reports of issues arising with the luxury sedan’s fuel gauge, largely within the past year. In 26 of the 43 cases, owners have reported experiencing engine stalls due to running out of fuel even though the vehicle’s fuel gauge did not read empty.
The Office of Defect Investigations has stated that this preliminary investigation concerning the fuel gauge problem will determine the scope and frequency of this issue in 2003-2004 model year Infiniti M45 and, if necessary, initiate a safety recall.
As a York personal injury attorney, I’ve seen investigations similar to this on potentially defective products in the past and I hope the issue is resolved quickly to aid in avoiding possible preventable injuries resulting from this defect. If you’ve suffered an injury due to a defective auto part, call a personal injury lawyer experienced with these matters to learn more about your rights as a consumer.