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Read that Nissan would be recalling the Cube on Nov. 9th for defective TPM sensors. The recall stated the nut material used to hold the sensor will fail due to road salt. The tire will deflate rapidly possbibly resulting in a crash. Recall was listed by state where salt is used in the winter months.
 

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IMHO Nissan should recall *all* Cubes for this issue. I can see a Cube being sold to someone in a "salt state" from a state that wasn't covered & having that person die from this issue. Penny wise & pound foolish!
 

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I agree with None, anyone from a Southern state could migrate North.

This would become like Katrina vehicles and insurance would probably speak up. Potassium Chloride and Sodium Chloride exist in nature.
 

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I haven't seen anything specific to Canada but I assume they are going to fix ours too?
 

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If you want to see the details go to the National Highway Traffic Safety webSite. Click on recall on the left side and look up the Cube. Fuuny thing is I call Nissan Customer Service today and they said there was nO recall. I told them to look at the NHTSA site as they issued the recall on Oct. 5th and with a recall ID number from them. I printed out a copy and will take to my dealer to see if they know. If not will call the NHTSA and advise them.
 

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Finally reached Nissan executive office today. They did acknowledge the recall. Letters will be mailed to all Cube owners starting Nov 9th. All four tires will be broken down and TPMS replaced.
 

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Living in one of the "border states", this concerns me that it's not a total recall. We don't usually get much snow, but the roads are liberally salted when snow or ice is even predicted. The recall should be all-inclusive if they value safety.
 

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Make: NISSAN Model: CUBE
Model Year: 2009
Manufacturer: NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC. Mfr's Report Date: OCT 01, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V393000
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NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: TIRES:pRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 143223
Summary:
NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008-2010 VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, IOWA, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, MASSACHUSETTS, MAINE, MARYLAND, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, WASHINGTON D.C., WEST VIRGINIA AND WISCONSIN. THE MATERIAL IN THE NUT USED TO SECURE THE SENSOR-TRANSMITTER OF THE TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS) MAY CORRODE AND POTENTIALLY CRACK IN AREAS WITH HEAVY CONCENTRATIONS OF ROAD SALT. IF THIS OCCURS, THE NUT MAY COME OUT OF THE SENSOR-TRANSMITTER AND THE TPMS LAMP WILL ILLUMINATE.
Consequence:
IF THE TPMS LAMP IS DISREGARDED AND THE VEHICLE CONTINUES TO BE DRIVEN IN THIS CONDITION, THE TIRE WILL QUICKLY LOSE AIR PRESSURE AT A CONSISTENT RATE RESULTING IN A FLAT TIRE INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
THE DEALER WILL REPLACE THE TPMS NUT WITH A NEW, MORE ROBUST NUT. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 9, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261 AND INFINITI AT 1-800-662-6200.
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OWNERS 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 HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
 

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there's another recall also...has to do with the back door handles....also, theres a squeking sound coming from lots of cubes when the brakes are used and they aren't from the brakes...going to be a total of 3 recalls so far for the cube...I took my car n yesterday for a nissan specialist from SF to check out the sound and he confirmed other cubes were having the same issues but nissan hasn't made the part yet...
 
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