2019 Nissan Altima recall — a 2019 Altima

Nissan is recalling 23,903 of its 2019 Altima sedans to fix an improperly installed hose that could lead to a fuel leak, raising the risk of a fire or an engine stall, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

If the hose partly disconnects, the resulting fuel leak could start a fire. If the hose disconnects entirely, it could cut off the fuel supply to the engine and cause a sudden stall, which may lead to a crash.

Nissan says that no crashes or injuries have been reported related to the fuel leak. The automaker also says it became aware of the problem after a customer complained about the smell of fuel. 

The Details

Vehicles recalled: 23,903 of the 2019 Nissan Altima sedans manufactured from May 25, 2018 through Oct. 30, 2018.

The problem: A clip that connects the vehicle’s fuel line to its fuel pump may not have been locked into position properly during assembly. If it partly disconnects, there's the potential for a fuel leak, which could lead to a fire. If it completely disconnects, it could cut off the fuel supply to the engine and cause the car to stall.

The fix: Dealers will reinstall the fuel line properly and lock the clip into place at no charge to owners.

How to contact the manufacturer: Nissan says it began contacting owners of affected vehicles on Feb. 11, 2019. Owners may also call Nissan customer service at 800-867-7669. Nissan’s number for this recall is PC669.

NHTSA campaign number: 18V922

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