Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. One is all model year wide, the other is more limited...
2003 - 2006 Murano Voluntary Safety Recall Campaigns: Rear Seat Belts & Fuel Tank Vapor Line Fitting
Nissan will be conducting two voluntary safety recall campaigns covering approximately 223,000 model year 2003-2006 Muranos for unrelated issues.
Issue #1 The webbing of the rear outboard seatbelt may become cut in certain high speed frontal crashes. This is a model year 2003-2006 issue involving approximately 223,000 units.
Issue #2 A fitting on the fuel tank for vapor recirculation may have a potential for leakage due to incorrect material in the fitting. This affects approximately 16,200 model year 2005 vehicles only.
The two recalls are for unrelated issues, but the fuel tank fitting issue is a complete subset of the larger affected population (i.e. 15,000+ of the 203,000+ vehicles have both issues) and will be covered in a single mailing to those customers.
In addition, a previously announced fuel tank shield campaign is also unrelated but affects many of the same vehicles. Whenever possible a single letter will be sent to the customer to minimize confusion and inconvenience.
Affected Vehicles in NNA & NCI markets
Number of Vehicles
Rear Seat Belt
April 24, 2002
July 27, 2005
Fuel Tank Vapor Line Fitting
February 25, 2005
May 16, 2005
This voluntary safety recall campaign affects only vehicles sold in the U.S. (including U.S. territories), and Canada.
Nissan has launched similar recalls in Japan, Europe and other markets as needed
Reason for Action
Seat Belt Issue: In certain high speed frontal crashes, the webbing of a rear outboard seat belt may contact the rear seat back hinge where it may be cut by the sharp edge of the metal portion of the hinge. The metal portion of the rear seat back hinge is covered by the rear seat trim. When the rear seat belt is severely loaded in the event of a vehicle crash, the webbing of the seat belt may pull the seat trim off and contact the sharp edge of the metal portion of the hinge. If the webbing is completely separated, it can increase the risk of injury to an occupant in a crash.
Fuel Tank Fitting Issue: A fitting for vapor recirculation, which is welded on the fuel tank, may come off the tank because incorrect material was mixed in the production of the nipple at the supplier. This will result in the malfunction indicator light (MIL) in the instrument panel coming on and may result in some fuel leakage.
Nissan will send owner notification letters beginning in March 2006 advising customers to bring their vehicles to a Nissan dealer. For the seat belt issue, protectors will be installed to help protect the webbing from damage. For the fuel tank vapor fitting, a new fuel tank assembly will be installed. All repairs will be made at no charge to the customer.
Are other Nissan/Infiniti vehicles affected? No
Has NHTSA and Transport Canada been notified? Yes, 2/9/06 (Seatbelt) and 2/13/06 (Fuel Tank)
When will customers be contacted? March 2006
Have there been any reported injuries? No
Does this affect vehicles in dealer inventory? No