Approximately 370 model-year 2019 Nissan Altima sedans equipped with front-wheel drive and 2.5-liter engines are being recalled due to issues with the fuel pump. The fuel pump lock ring may not be fully engaged, possibly causing fuel to leak and increasing the risk of a fire in the presence of an ignition source.
Nissan began notifying owners in June. Owners can call the automaker at 800-867-7669 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will inspect the fuel tank assembly. If the lock ring is disengaged, they will tighten the ring to specification. If the lock ring is detached, they will replace the fuel pump.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.