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Vehicle Safety Recall R1306 Y61 Patrol Accelerator Pedal


TaffWest
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Anyone received one of these safety recalls in the post in the last couple of days? I have a 2008 CRD (ZD30).

 

Appears to be accelerator sending incorrect signal to ECM and resulting in vehicle going into "Failsafe mode"   Limp?

 

I have hade the vehicle a couple of years now and never experienced the problem.

 

I think the pedal mechanism drives/turns a type of Potentiometer that sends a variable signal/electrical charge to the ECM.

 

Anyone know anything about this?

 

 

 

All The Best

 

TaffWest

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Here you go....

PRA number: 2013/13761

Date published: 27th September 2013

Product information

Product description

Nissan Y61 Patrol accelerator pedal

Identifying features

Campaign number: R1306

Target: 24,657

WMI, VDS, VIS Serial Range 

JN1TESY61A0 395001 427061

JN1UELY61A0 680001 681762

JN1UENY61A0 660001 660519

JN1UERY61A0 600002 600011

JN1UETY61A0 600002 600166

Note: Not all vehicles in the above range are included.

The recall campaign is due to commence in October 2013 (subject to parts availability).

What are the defects?

Nissan has identified that due to lateral load on the accelerator pedal, the contact pressure of the sensor brush to a terminal on the circuit board of the subject sensor may deteriorate. As a result, the engine Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) will illuminate, and the vehicle could go into the fail-safe mode, which would cause the accelerator operation control to limit vehicle acceleration.

In extreme cases when the engine is idling or the vehicle is coming to a halt, air intake may become insufficient and the engine may stop running.

What are the hazards?

A sudden loss or reduction in power may pose a hazard to the vehicle occupants and other road users.

Dates available for sale

  • 1st June 2006 - 30th July 2013
Traders who sold this product

Authorised Nissan dealers

Supplier

Nissan Motor Co. (Australia) Pty Ltd

What should consumers do?

Owners of vehicles within the affected VIN range will be advised to contact their Nissan Dealer to arrange for replacement of the accelerator pedal. The replacement will be at no cost to owners.

VSR Nissan Patrol Y61 R1306

What is Nissan shyting its pants about is that if the accelerator pedal signal is lost ECm will go to idle mode which will/could result in sudden deceleration which can cause accidents especially if it happens without warning in heavy traffic so liabilities are enormous.

What is more interesting is the part where they note that this can cause the engine to stall which brings the steering and brake assistance failure with another serious accident.

There have been hints about this recall for a few months and if you've gone to Nissan dealers and ask about it they'd deny all knowledge of it. Typical dishonest Japanese behaviour/response!

Cheers

Edited by Rumcajs
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