2007 Nissan Quest investigated fuel gauge problem

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation into the 2007 Nissan Quest minivan. According to a bulletin posted on the NHTSA website, the probe stems from owner complaints about faulty gas gauges.

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In the past 14 months, NHTSA has received 12 complaints about fuel gauges in the Quest 2007. In each case, owners said their vehicles stalled because the Quest’s gas tank was empty, even though the gauge indicated that there was sufficient fuel on board.

In at least two cases, the gauge indicated that the Quest had over 70 miles of fuel in the tank, when in fact the tank was empty.

This survey marks the start of a three-step process at NHTSA. During the current phase, the preliminary assessment, NHTSA assesses consumer complaints and solicits comments from the manufacturer. If the data collected suggests that there may be a significant underlying safety issue, the investigation moves on to technical analysis. Depending on how it goes, the process may end or move on to the final step, a full reminder.

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We will keep you posted as this investigation progresses. If recalled, action would affect 37,656 vehicles registered in the United States

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