540,000 Nissans and 1.3 Cobalts & Pontiacs Recalled

March 04, 2010
By: Robert Silverman

In the wake of the massive Toyota recalls comes some stressful news from Nissan and General Motors. Both manufacturers are announcing pretty extensive recalls on some of their most popular models.

Let’s start with Nissan, who has announced a recall of 539,864 vehicles due to faulty brake pedal pins and fuel gauge components. Those models affected by the brake pin recall include 2008-2010 Nissan Titan, Armada, Quest and the high-end Infiniti QX56.There have been three reported instances of brake pedal pins partially disengaging, causing a loss of normal braking activity and Nissan has centered the problem on the supplier’s part. All Nissan vehicles currently on sale are free of this problem.

The fuel gauge recall affects 2005-2008 Nissan Titan, Armada, Quest and Infiniti QX56 models, as well as an Nissan Frontier, Pathfinder and Xterra models produced between January and March 2006 or between October 2007 and January 2008. Vehicles at higher mileage may have fuel gauges which incorrectly indicate the amount of fuel in the tank. This may result in the vehicle running out of gas even through the gauge does not read empty.

Owners of all recalled Nissan models will be notified in March. For more information, contact Consumer Affairs at 1-800-NISSAN1 for Nissan or 1-800-662-6200 for Infiniti. In the meantime, if you have previously reported these problems and the issue was never repaired properly, feel free to contact us to determine if you are entitled to remedy under State or Federal Law.

On the General Motors front, the manufacturer is recalling 1.3 million vehicles due to faulty steering systems. This comes as no surprise to us as we have received countless calls, and have resolved well over a thousand cases, pertaining to faulty steering systems in Chevrolet, Pontiac and GM models.

The recalled models include 2005-2010 Chevrolet Cobalts and 2007-2010 Pontiac G5 models. The sudden loss of power steering can occur at any time and consumers are urged to not wait for the recall notice if the problem happens. They are to report to an authorized manufacturer’s dealer immediately for assistance.

When the power steering problem occurs, drivers will hear a chime sound while a power steering indicator lights up on the dashboard. The vehicle will be difficult to steer, especially under 15 miles per hour. The problem has so far resulted in 14 reported accidents, although we have seen many occurrences of this. For more information on the GM recall, call 800-222-1020.

If your power steering goes out three or more times during your original or extended manufacturers warranty, you have rights and it is important to look into them to determine the remedies you are entitled to. For more information, please call us at 1-800 LEMON LAW (1-800-536-6652) or send us an e-mail.

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2 Responses to “540,000 Nissans and 1.3 Cobalts & Pontiacs Recalled”

  1. #1 Erick C Norton says:

    Purchased from Connell Chevrolet in Coata Mesa California. The service Manager has not been helpful and they are not up to date on any of the recall information and dangers this vehicle potentially can pose harm to a family. I am a small business but very profitable and busy. I pay taxes and take very good care of my four daughters and wife. I ordered this truck for specific reasons, to make my job safer and easier… What a joke ! This car is a death trap! And the dealership doesn’t even want to listen and the manufacture sure doesn’t want to communicate. What is wrong with this company?

    • #2 ron kelly says:

      I have a 2007 frontier that I bought new two years ago the gas gauge stopped working correctly ,I was never notified about the extended warranty,I new it required removing the gas tank so I learned to live with it,but now I can’t pass the smog,is they anything I can do,thanks

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