Nissan says that when this batch of diesel trucks was being built, a temporary cap placed over a fuel tank breather tube (probably to prevent foreign objects from falling in during assembly) may not have been removed afterward. In those trucks, the fuel tank may not be properly vented to allow air to replace the volume of fuel as it is consumed.
In extreme cases, that could cause the fuel tank to deform, and according to Nissan, the lack of ventilation can also cause inaccurate fuel gauge and distance-to-empty readings and lead to the truck unexpectedly running out of fuel and stalling the engine.
Nissan is asking dealers to inspect the trucks included in this recall campaign to ensure proper fuel tank breather tube routing and to make sure there’s no cap on the tube. In trucks in which the tank has become deformed, Nissan will replace the affected components, which could include the tank, breather tube and fuel gauge sending unit.
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