2007 Nissan Quest Probed by Feds for Fuel Gauge System Failure | Edmunds

2007 Nissan Quest Probed by Feds for Fuel Gauge System Failure


Just the Facts:
  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into an estimated 37,656 2007 Nissan Quest minivans for fuel gauge system failure.
  • Consumers have reported incidents of inaccurate fuel tank fill levels while driving.
  • Federal safety regulators have opened a preliminary evaluation into the matter, which sometimes precedes a vehicle recall.

WASHINGTON The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into an estimated 37,656 2007 Nissan Quest minivans for fuel gauge system failure.

NHTSA said it "has received 12 complaints alleging inaccurate fuel gauge reading in 2007 Nissan Quest vehicles. All 12 complaints alleged stalling because the fuel level reading indicated adequate fuel in the tank when there was actually none.

"Two complaints reported over 70 miles of estimated available driving range before refueling on the distance-to-empty display when the vehicles stalled."

All of the consumer complaints have been received within the past 14 months.

NHTSA said it has not determined if any crashes, injuries or fatalities are linked to the complaints.

Federal safety regulators have opened a preliminary evaluation into the matter, which sometimes precedes a vehicle recall.

"We are working with the NHTSA to address their questions and fully cooperate with the agency on this preliminary investigation," wrote Steve Yaeger, a Nissan spokesman, in response to a query from Edmunds on Monday.

Edmunds says: The 2007 Nissan Quest has not been recalled at this point. If you own one and have any concerns, it's best to contact your dealer while federal safety regulators complete their work.

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