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U.S. Probes 450,000 Nissan Cars Over Engine Failures

A US auto safety regulator said that it will open an investigation into about 454,840 Nissan vehicles over reports alleging engine failure that can lead to a loss of motive power with no ability to re-start, as reported by Maria Ponnezhath and Nathan Gomes for Reuters.


The US Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) has opened a preliminary evaluation into Nissan Rogue, Altima, and Infiniti Qx50 vehicles. I Photo: Nissan



The US Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) has opened a preliminary evaluation into Nissan Rogue, Altima, and Infiniti Qx50 vehicles, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said, adding that a total of six complaints were received regarding the issue.


Vehicle owners reported engine failures, a loss of power, engine knocking noises, and metal chunks and shavings found in the oil pan of certain vehicles equipped with the KR15DDT and KR20DDET engines, ODI said.


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The Japanese automaker has addressed main bearing and L-link damage or seizures on the engines by introducing multiple manufacturing process changes over time, the regulator said.




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