Earlier today, Japanese Auto Maker Nissan Motor Company Ltd announced that it is recalling nearly 34,000 model-year 2010 and 2011 Sentra vehicles due to a potential electrical defect which could cause the engine to stall while the vehicle is in motion.
“The zinc coating applied to the terminal stud bolt was thicker than specification,” the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in its recalls summary of the problem. “This can result in a voltage drop that may cause difficulty starting the vehicle and could cause damage to the engine control module.”
Nissan told the NHTSA that it began investigating the problem last February and recently concluded that a recall was necessary. The company did not, however, reveal whether the fault had resulted in any accidents.
In order to fix the problem, which is limited to vehicles equipped with the 2.0 Liter MR20 engine, authorized Nissan dealers will replace the positive battery terminal and cover, free of charge.
Nissan is expected to begin notifying customers on or before January 23, 2012.
In the meantime, Sentra owners can contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261 or call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 and reference recall #11V579000.
via NY Times