U.S. opens investigation about vehicles made by Nissan, Chrysler and GM

Article by Christian Andrei, on May 28, 2011

Due to various consumer complaints, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened preliminary investigations on vehicles manufactured by Nissan Motor Co., Chrysler LLC and General Motors.

When combined, these investigations affect over 700,000 cars. If the agency finds that a safety issue has to be addressed by the carmaker, there would be a recall.

The Nissan investigation is related to concerns that the brakes will be less effective due to a leak in the brake master cylinder.

The probe covers about 440,000 Nissan Altima cars from the 2007 and 2008 model years. Of the 20 complaints that the agency had received, two claimed that the brake was less effective while 18 complained only about the illumination of the brake warning light.

The investigation on 222,500 units of Chrysler's Jeep Wrangler from the 2007 and 2008 model years is related to airbag light illumination that tells of an airbag clockspring failure.

A clockspring is a coil under the steering wheel that maintains an electrical connection to the airbag on the driver's side. If there’s a broken circuit, the airbag will fail to inflate.

The agency got 29 consumer complaints from Jeep drivers. From this number, 23 said that the issue stems from the clockspring wiring assembly, while the other six only complained about the airbag light being on.

Of the 14 owners who were called about this matter, six said they drove right-hand-drive versions that postal carriers typically use.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

Nikola Motor’s hydrogen-powered semi-trailer truck is highly appealing with its many advancements but don’t expect it to arrive in the near future. In November 2016, Toyota announced the possibility of...
by - December 5, 2016
Usually, it is up to resourceful spy photographers to take clear pictures of vehicle prototypes, especially those that have aroused a lot of interest. The same is true for Project...
by - December 5, 2016
The much-anticipated debut of the new Wrangler will surely happen. As it approaches, we’ve gathered all the latest information released so far. Of course, most are expecting that the next...
by - December 5, 2016
Nissan has announced the pricing for its new commercial pickup line. So for those who have been waiting for Nissan’s official price list (plus a little more info), read on… ...
by - December 5, 2016
Sorry folks, the AMG-fied Mercedes-Benz X-Class will remain in the fantasy world. According to some news, the AMG big boss has finally spoken up about why an AMG X-Class is...
by - December 5, 2016
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries