Dec 2023

NHTSA Investigations

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it will open an investigation into about 454,840 Nissan Motor Co. vehicles over reports alleging engine failure that can lead to a loss of motive power with no ability to re-start. NHTSA’s Office of Defects Investigation said it has opened a preliminary evaluation into 2021-23 Nissan Rogue, 2019-21 Altima and 2019-21 Infiniti Qx50 vehicles.

The NHTSA is also opening an investigation into 447,000 Volkswagen Golf and Audi A3 and cars over fuel leak reports and whether a 2016 recall adequately addressed the issue. Complaints allege leaks or related issues in 2015-2020 model year Audi A3 and Volkswagen Golf vehicles manufactured by Volkswagen. In 2016 VW recalled 110,000 Golf and A3 vehicles over the suction jet pump inside the fuel tank to address a potential fuel leak issue. NHTSA said its investigation is to assess the remedy repair effectiveness of the 2016 recall and review potential safety-related problems.

In 2022, VW issued warranty extensions for the fuel tank suction jet pump in 2015-2020 Audi A3 and Volkswagen Golf and 2019-2020 Jetta GLI vehicles, with the extension repair replacement of the fuel tank including an improved suction jet pump.

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