Nissan and BMW Recall 165,000 Vehicles due to Fuel Pumps

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Nissan and BMW are recalling more than 165,000 vehicles because faulty fuel pumps could cause engines to stall or not start. In certain fuel pumps made by Robert Bosch, the nickel plating can detach due to fuel flow, vibration, or pressure. The particles can then block moving parts, which could cause an engine to stall or prevent it from starting.

The problem was discovered by Nissan in March 2014 when a Rogue failed to start. Furthermore, BMW saw an increase in pump warranty claims for certain vehicles last July. Although the potential for stalled vehicles increases crash risk, no related injuries have been reported. In a comment to the NHTSA, Nissan said, “Even if the engine stops running, the 12V power remains on, the airbag system remains fully functional and the vehicle can be brought to a controlled stop.”

Recalls are expected to start later this month and in early May. Dealers will replace the fuel pump assemblies for free. The recall includes 2014 Nissan Rogue SUVs in the U.S. and Canada and these 2014 and 2015 BMW models in the U.S.: 2014 228i Coupe, M235i Coupe, 320i, 320xi, 328i, 328xi, 335i, 335xi, ActiveHybrid 3, 328xi Sports Wagon, 428i Coupe, 428xi Coupe, 435i Coupe, 435xi Coupe, 428i Convertible, 428xi Convertible, 435i Convertible, 328xi Gran Turismo, 335xi Gran Turismo, and 2015 428i Gran Coupe, 428xi Gran Coupe, and 435i Gran Coupe vehicles.

Source: Business Insider | NHTSA  | Edmunds Photo by smademedia

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