Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Transport Canada Uses New Power to Beef Up Nissan SUV Recall Notice

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Transport Canada Uses New Power to Beef Up Nissan SUV Recall Notice

Article excerpt

Feds use new power in Nissan recall

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OTTAWA - Transport Canada is using a brand-new power to order Nissan Canada to take stronger steps to notify certain vehicle owners about a potentially dangerous defect.

The safety issue applies to owners of 2005 and 2006 Nissan X-Trail models and involves a defect in the fuel reservoir filler pipe coating, which the agency says could result in dangerous fuel leaks if left unrepaired.

Although the 22,245 SUVs involved were recalled by Nissan in 2014, the department says it's worried that the defect hasn't been corrected in enough of the vehicles and that the company isn't doing enough to warn owners.

The order requires Nissan to identify and contact the current owners of the X-Trail models by using vehicle registration information, with the company footing the costs. …

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