- Nissan North America is recalling 468 2014 Infiniti QX80 SUVs equipped with 20-inch wheels because an incorrect label may result in the vehicle being overloaded.
- If the vehicle is overloaded, it may increase the risk of a crash, said NHTSA.
- The recall is expected to begin in April.
WASHINGTON — Nissan North America is recalling 468 2014 Infiniti QX80 SUVs equipped with 20-inch wheels because an incorrect label may result in the vehicle being overloaded, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
"In the affected vehicles, the certification label incorrectly lists the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) as 4,497 pounds instead of the correct 4,343 pounds," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "An incorrect GAWR listing may result in the vehicle being overloaded, which may increase the risk of a crash."
Nissan told federal safety regulators the noncompliance issue was discovered on February 19 during "a routine confirmation activity." Nissan then initiated a hold on vehicles "within its control and sought to ascertain whether any of the potential affected vehicles have been retailed," in a document filed with NHTSA.
The affected vehicles were built from December 2, 2013 through January 27, 2014.
Vehicles manufactured before and after these dates are not affected because the certification label contains the correct information.
"We?re unaware of any incidents as a result of this labeling error," wrote Kyle Bazemore, an Infiniti spokesman, in response to an Edmunds query. "Infiniti is dedicated to its customers and their total satisfaction, and we regret any inconvenience as a result of this campaign."
The recall is expected to begin in April. Owners can contact Infiniti at 1-800-662-6200.
Nissan will supply affected customers with a new, corrected label and installation instructions.
Edmunds says: Customers also have the option of taking their vehicles to an Infiniti dealer to have the new label affixed if they are uncomfortable performing this action.