Nissan Preliminary Evaluation PE05050: FUEL TANK PUNCTURES FROM ROAD DEBRIS

2005 Nissan Murano

FUEL TANK PUNCTURES FROM ROAD DEBRIS

Fuel System, Gasoline:Storage:Tank Assembly
Fuel System, Other:Storage:Tank Assembly

Summary
ODI opened a preliminary evaluation based on four vehicle owner questionnaires (voq's) indicating that the fuel tanks werepunctured by road debris under normal, "non" off-road driving conditions.as of November 30, 2005, the complaint total increased to 12.Nissan supplied ODI with 31 complaints of fuel tank punctures, including 26 not previously known to ODI from the voq records. In a letter dated January 9, 2006, Nissan North America, Inc. Notified ODI of its plan to recall approximately 209,000 model year 2003 - 2006 Nissan Murano vehicles built from April 24, 2002 (start of production of MY 2003) through November 24, 2005 (including a portion of MY 2006 vehicles) to correct a deficiency in fuel tank shielding from road debris.this recall has been designated NHTSA no. 06V-003.recalled vehicles will be fitted with protective shielding for the frontal portion of the fuel tank to reduce the possibility of puncture by projectiles from the front wheels.accordingly, this investigation has been closed.
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Date Opened
SEP 13, 2005
Date Closed
JAN 31, 2006
NHTSA Recall #
06V003000
  • Status:
    RECALLED
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