Nissan is recalling more than 50,000 cubes in Canada and the U.S. over what it calls “fuel system integrity” issues.
According to the Associated Press, Nissan said in documents filed with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that tests conducted by NHTSA safety regulators found that an “unsafe” amount of fuel spilled from the vehicle when it rotated after a “rear moving barrier crash test.”
The spillage occurred during rear end crash tests at 80 kilometres per hour where the vehicle also spun onto its side, the news agency said.
The automaker says it did not see any fuel leakage during previous tests, but still issued a safety recall of more than 5,400 vehicles in Canada and 45,700 in the U.S.
The recall covers the 2009 and 2010 model year cubes made between Jan. 30, 2009 and July 30.
A remedy for the problem has already been found – a protector to prevent leakage – and will be attached by Nissan dealers.
Nissan says there have been no injuries or incidents reported by drivers in relation to this voluntary safety recall.
- With files from The Associated Press