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2009 INFINITI FX45 RECALL (STEERING:COLUMN)

Make: Infiniti
Model Year: 2009
Model: FX45
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V054000
Component: STEERING:COLUMN
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 16,973
Owner Notified Date: N/A
Report Received Date: 02/02/2015
Record Creation Date: 02/02/2015

2009 Infiniti FX45 DEFECT SUMMARY

Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2008 Infiniti EX35 vehicles equipped with the power tilt/telescope option included in the premium package, manufactured June 29, 2007, to April 25, 2008, 2009 Infiniti FX35 and FX45 vehicles manufactured October 31, 2007, to April 16, 2008, and 2009 Nissan GT-R vehicles manufactured March 14, 2007, to April 25, 2008. The steering column outer tube may not be round, resulting in extra stress being applied to the upper steering bearing. This stress may cause the bearing retainer to fracture, creating extra play in the steering wheel or a possible loss of steering.

2009 Infiniti FX45 DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

Extra play in the steering wheel or a loss of steering may increase the risk of a crash.

2009 Infiniti FX45 RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering shaft on the Infiniti EX35, FX35, and FX45 vehicles, and will replace the steering column assembly on the Nissan GT-R vehicles, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Infiniti owners may contact customer service at 1-800-662-6200. Nissan owners may contact the GT-R hotline at 1-866-668-1487.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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