NHTSA Probes Nissan Vehicles Over Transmission Issue

Law360, New York (September 3, 2013, 3:58 PM EDT) -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating whether an estimated 110,000 Nissan North America Inc. vehicles have a defect that causes their transmissions to suddenly lose power.

NHTSA's Office of Defect Investigations opened a preliminary evaluation into model year 2013 Nissan Pathfinder and Infiniti JX vehicles on Thursday. The agency is examining complaints that a connection failure involving the transmission cooler line caused transmission fluid to leak from the vehicles, leading to the loss in power.

The ODI has received complaints from five owners of...
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