According to USA Today, Nissan is recalling 8,120 of its 2003 and 2004 Infiniti M45 sedans due to an issue with the fuel gauge. The fuel gauge can say full, even if the car is running on fumes. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says the issue stems from a bad circuit board that causes the gas gauge to read wrong and let the driver unexpectedly run out of gas, causing the driver to be at risk of a car crash. The NHTSA has received 43 complaints of wrong fuel gauge readings, including 26 where the car ran out of gas even though the gauge says full.
Infiniti owners affected by the recall will be notified next month. Owners will be able to have their cars fixed at the dealership.
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