Nissan North America is expanding its earlier recall of model year 2016 Nissan Maximas manufactured March 19, 2015, to June 2, 2015.
The expanded recall adds 41,388 vehicles, including certain model year 2013-2016 Altima 3.5 vehicles equipped with a V6 engine manufactured March 30, 2012, to August 18, 2015, as well as the vehicles covered by the earlier notification.
Due to an improperly installed o-ring that may not have been seated correctly at the time of assembly, fuel may leak during a crash from the area where the fuel sending unit attaches to the fuel tank. If fuel leaks from between the fuel sending unit and the tank, it may increase the risk of a fire in the event of a crash.
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will install a retainer ring between the fuel tank and the fuel sending unit. The recall began on September 28, 2015.
Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.