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1998 INFINITI Q45 RECALL (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR)

Make: Infiniti
Model Year: 1998
Model: Q45
NHTSA Campaign Number: 99V129000
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 17,000
Owner Notified Date: 07/06/1999
Report Received Date: 05/20/1999
Record Creation Date: 05/27/1999

1998 Infiniti Q45 DEFECT SUMMARY

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. ONE OF THE DIODES USED IN THE ALTERNATOR MAY HAVE BEEN DAMAGED WHEN BUILT. THIS CAN EVENTUALLY RESULT IN FAILURE OF THE DIODE AND AN ELECTRICAL SHORT WHICH COULD MELT THE PLASTIC HOUSING.

1998 Infiniti Q45 DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

IF THE COMBUSTIBLE GAS EMITTED BY THE MELTING PLASTIC DOES NOT DISPERSE DUE TO AIR FLOW THROUGH THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT, IT COULD IGNITE AND IN TURN IGNITE THE FAN GUIDE IN THE ALTERNATOR.

1998 Infiniti Q45 RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ALTERNATOR.
OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 1999.OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT INFINITI AT 1-800-662-6200. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

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