Japanese automaker, Nissan Motor Co., has recalled 2.2 million vehicles worldwide (including about 750,000 vehicles in the U.S.) to replace defective electrical relays for their engine control modules (ECMs) that can cause engine problems. Vehicles included in the Nissan recall are the 2004-2006 Nissan Armada, Titan and Infiniti QX56, and the 2005-2006 Nissan Frontier, Pathfinder and Xterra.
According to Nissan, silicon vapor may form inside the electrical relay that supplies power to the Engine Control Module that, over time, may cause rust to form on electrical contacts leading to engine problems, including engine stalling.
More information on the Nissan recall:
- Nissan to issue recall after finding problem that can lead to engine stalling [Jerry Hirsch at The Los Angeles Times]
- Nissan Motor to Recall 2.14 Million Vehicles Globally on Engine Defect [Makiki Kitamura at Bloomberg]
- Nissan Recalls 747,000 Vehicles In U.S. To Fix Engine Electronics [Jonathan Welsh at WSJ]
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Brett Emison is currently a partner at Langdon & Emison, a firm dedicated to helping injured victims across the country from their primary office near Kansas City. Mainly focusing on catastrophic injury and death cases as well as complex mass tort and dangerous drug cases, Mr. Emison often deals with automotive defects, automobile crashes, railroad crossing accidents (train accidents), trucking accidents, dangerous and defective drugs, defective medical devices.