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AutoBlog: Nissan may bust a nut under pressure, recalls 143,000 over tire monitoring woe

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Filed under: Budget, Sedan, Wagon, Government/Legal, Safety, Crossover, Hatchback, Infiniti, Nissan, Luxury

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If you own a 2008-2010 Nissan with Tire Pressure Monitoring and you live in one of the 21 "cold weather" states, your tires could lose an air load in a big hurry. Nissan is recalling 143,000 vehicles equipped with TPMS after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration discovered that the material in the nut may corrode in areas that use high concentrations of road salt. If this happens, the nut could come out of the sensor-transmitter, illuminating the amber TPMS lamp. if the driver ignores this warning, the tire could quickly deflate, possibly resulting in a crash (or at least a ruined trip to the grocery store).

What models are covered in the recall? The 2009 Nissan Cube and Murano, along with the 2008 Rogue. 2008-2010 Infiniti M35 and M45 sport sedans are also affected by the action. Owners of model affected by the recall will be able to head over to the nearest Nissan or Infiniti dealer to get a "more robust nut." Dealers will be able fix recalled vehicles on or before November 2010. Hit the jump to see if you live in one of the states affected by the recall. Hat tip to Art G.



[source: NHTSA]

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L. O. L.

Best topic name, ever.

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L. O. L.

Best topic name, ever.

that 'newsfeed' guy, is indeed funny....LOL

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I always liked salted nuts: cashews, peanuts, almonds, macadamias... they're all good! Nissan... pff, kill joys. I also like MANUALLY CONTROLLED TIRE PRESSURE GAUGES because, you know, they work and I like paying attention to my car! Imagine that?

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