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Infiniti FX35: How to Deal with a Filler Hose that Cracks and Leaks when Refueling
The mid-sized luxury crossover sports utility vehicle known as the Infiniti FX35 is part of the Infiniti FX series (in late 2013, it\'s currently known as the Infiniti QX70). The Infiniti Luxury Vehicle Brand is owned by Japanese car manufacturer Nissan. It\'s been in production since the 2003 model year. Like the Nissan 370Z (with rear-wheel drive), it has the same FM platform. It\'s supposed to promise quick handling and style as opposed to aggressive mountain-climbing capabilities. In regards to the Infiniti FX35 fuel filler hose may crack and leak when refueling problem, here\'s what you need to know and do.
When refueling, your fuel filler hose might get cracks and leakage, which is dangerous because it could also lead to fire. It affects the model years of 2003 all the way to 2010 (about eight model years). Even back in 2006, there was already a recall for it, such that the faulty fuel hose will be replaced under warranty. This happens on the average mileage of 209,000 miles.
When you have a cracked and leaky filler hose, you\'ll immediately know because you\'ll smell gas fumes on the rear pass side of your SUV. If you fill the tank with more gas, the smell could go all the way to the driver\'s side by the wheel as well. You should go to your dealership post-haste as soon as you start smelling fumes to avoid your car from becoming a fire hazard.
Since there\'s a recall, then it\'s safe to say that the filler hose of your car is faulty by default even during the manufacturing of your car. Normal wear and tear should be able to compromise your filler hose, thus it requires replacement as soon as possible when the problem arises. The dealership should give you a free fix while it\'s under warranty since this is a recall.
Nissan North America, the Infiniti makers themselves, has determined that some 2003-2004 model year sedans or coups (and beyond, as indicated by the affected model years). Over 200,000 crossovers and cars have been recalled thanks to these faulty fuel filler hoses that weren\'t built properly and are prone to crack from mere ozone exposure.
The Infiniti FX35 fuel filler hose may crack and leak when refueling, leading to emission control malfunctions and dangerous gas leaks. As soon as you smell those fumes and suspect of a leakage from your filler hose, head on towards your nearest dealership to get a free replacement. It shouldn\'t cost you a dime and if your dealer tries to charge you for it, you\'re being bamboozled (it\'s a voluntary recall, so it\'s supposed to be free of charge).
The obvious solution to this dilemma is to replace the hose at your local dealership. You might even want to preemptively have the hose replaced since the recall is in place and the hoses are identified as preexisting hazards by the makers themselves. With that said, it doesn\'t matter if you\'re experiencing the problem just now; way after the Infiniti line has ceased production of your SUV. Nissan itself told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of its compromised hoses, so you should get a free replacement through the recall.