Japanese automaker Nissan is recalling approximately 80,000 Nissan Jukes and two Infiniti models for an issue related to the fuel system that could potentially result in a fire.
According to The Wall Street Journal, the recall covers Jukes built between 2010 and 2011; Infiniti M cars built from 2009 to 2011 and QX SUVs manufactured between 2009 and 2011. The problem relates to a fuel pressure sensor in the tank that was not tightened correctly at the factory. Over time, heat and vibrations could cause the sensor to come lose, which could in turn lead to a fuel leak or fire.
The company first became aware of the issue in November when a customer reported a strange odor coming from their air conditioner. Nissan investigated the issue and eventually traced the source to the faulty fuel sensor. No actual fires or leaks have been reported thus far.
Official recalls from the manufacturer will be free for owners of the vehicle, but other issues may not be covered. This is why it's important for drivers to keep up with their auto maintenance. Regular tune-ups can help catch issues before they turn into major car repairs.