NHTSA investigating Nissan Pathfinder, Infiniti JX35 over transmission fault

The NHTSA is probing two of Nissan\'s popular SUV models.

Federal regulators are probing Nissan's Pathfinder and Infiniti JX35 SUV models from the 2013 model year over a potential fault with the utility vehicles' transmission lines.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched an investigation on Monday into the Pathfinder and JX35 after receiving complaints alleging that the utility vehicles' transmission cooler line connector failed. The Pathfinder and JX35 are built on the same platform.

Owners told the NHTSA that the failed line connector caused a sudden loss of power from the transmission.

At this time it's unclear if any accidents or injuries have been caused by the defect.

Nissan spokesman Steve Yaeger told Reuters that the automaker is aware of the investigation and is fully cooperating. Yaeger added that Nissan is currently working on a solution to fix the problem.

No recall has yet been issued, but one could e forthcoming. A potential recall would cover about 110,000 vehicles.

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