2011 Infiniti M56 Long-Term Road Test

2011 Infiniti M56: Recalled for Potential Oil Leaks

January 09, 2012


Last week a recall was announced on some 2011-2012 Nissan and Infiniti vehicles, including the 2012 Infiniti M56. The short story is that 14,718 vehicles are being recalled due to a defect that may cause a loss of engine oil.

"Some of the bolts that connect the engine oil cooler and the engine oil filter to the engine in these vehicles may have been manufactured to below specification strength," said NHTSA in its recalls summary of the problem. "The bolt may break at the oil filter attachment point and can cause an engine oil leak. If there is an engine oil leak, the engine oil pressure would drop and the engine could seize, increasing the risk of a crash."

The recall is expected to begin January 19.

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager

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