Infiniti FX headlight/taillight Recall

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Infiniti FX headlight/taillight Recall

Postby GixxerSteve » Sun Dec 17, 2006 9:15 am

I just found this on another forum, there is apparently a recall on 2003-2007 Infiniti FX's due to non-DOT compliant headlamps and taillamps. The exact problem has not been explained by Infiniti, but most FX owners are under the impression that it has to do with the fact that you cannot see ANY turn signals to the side of the FX; when you are changing lanes the person to the side cannot see that you are signalling to change lanes.

I looked up the headlamp recall info and found some information. Apparently, the recall is going to happen and will be replacing both headlamps and taillamps since they will do it at the same time.

Please see these documents:

http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/c...6V244

And specifically, #7:

Headlamp assemblies in all 2003 through 2006 model year Infiniti vehicles will be replaced by installing new compliant headlamp assemblies.

http://199.79.180.162/prepos/f...9.pdf

And a scheduled rollout:

Owner notification is scheduled to begin on December 18, 2006 and will be completed in approximately six months.

http://199.79.180.162/prepos/f...2.pdf
Modified by GixxerSteve at 12:39 PM 12/17/2006


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Re: Infiniti FX headlight/taillight Recall (GixxerSteve)

Postby GixxerSteve » Sun Dec 17, 2006 9:41 am

Here are the two NHTSA bulletins:

Make / Models : Model/Build Years: INFINITI / FX35 2003-2006

INFINITI / FX45 2003-2006

Recall Number: 06V244000 Summary: DURING A CANADIAN COMPLIANCE TEST, CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES FAILED TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, 'LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.' A REAR COMBINATION LAMP ASSEMBLY DID NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS. Consequence: THIS STANDARD IS TO REDUCE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND DEATHS AND INJURIES RESULTING FROM TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS, BY PROVIDING ADEQUATE ILLUMINATION OF THE ROADWAY, AND BY ENHANCING THE CONSPICUITY OF MOTOR VEHICLES ON THE PUBLIC ROADS SO THAT THEIR PRESENCE IS PERCEIVED AND THEIR SIGNALS UNDERSTOOD, BOTH IN DAYLIGHT AND IN DARKNESS OR OTHER CONDITIONS OF REDUCED VISIBILITY. Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE REAR COMBINATION LAMP ASSEMBLIES. THE CAMPAIGN IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN MID DECEMBER 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT INFINITI AT AT 1-800-662-6200. Notes: CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO [URL]HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

Make / Models : Model/Build Years: INFINITI / FX35 2003-2006

INFINITI / FX45 2003-2006

Recall Number: 06V328000 Summary: DURING A CANADIAN COMPLIANCE TEST, CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, 'LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.' THE HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES DO NOT MEET THE HEADLAMP PHOTOMETRIC VALUES REQUIREMENTS OF THE STANDARD. Consequence: THIS STANDARD IS TO REDUCE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND DEATHS AND INJURIES RESULTING FROM TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS, BY PROVIDING ADEQUATE ILLUMINATION OF THE ROADWAY, AND BY ENHANCING THE CONSPICUITY OF MOTOR VEHICLES ON THE PUBLIC ROADS SO THAT THEIR PRESENCE IS PERCEIVED AND THEIR SIGNALS UNDERSTOOD, BOTH IN DAYLIGHT AND IN DARKNESS OR OTHER CONDITIONS OF REDUCED VISIBILITY. Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES. THE CAMPAIGN IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN MID DECEMBER 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT INFINITI AT 1-800-662-6200. Notes: CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO [URL]HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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Re: Infiniti FX headlight/taillight Recall (GixxerSteve)

Postby audtatious » Sun Dec 17, 2006 10:57 am

Good find.

This is not listed on the Infiniti site. The only recalls listed at this time pertain to 2003 modesl (propeller shaft and front brake calipers.

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Re: Infiniti FX headlight/taillight Recall (audtatious)

Postby GixxerSteve » Sun Dec 17, 2006 12:06 pm

Yeah, well it looks like this is still hot off the press, and Infiniti is suppose to be sending out notice letters starting 12/18/06. Maybe they want to notify owners by letter before posting anything on their website?

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Re: Infiniti FX headlight/taillight Recall (GixxerSteve)

Postby GixxerSteve » Sat Dec 23, 2006 7:36 am

Update: Apparently this only applies to certain VIN batches. I called Infiniti USA, Infiniti of Tucson and Infiniti of Scottsdale and they all said that my VIN was not one of the defective vehicles. So if you have an FX you should call your dealer or Infiniti USA to verify if yours is one of them.


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