If you were one of the 22,000 people who bought a new 2011 Nissan Juke since its launch at the end of last year, you may be in luck. Some marketing materials for the all-wheel drive version of the Juke listed the wrong fuel tank size. As a result, owners are now being sent a $400 check as an apology.
The issue lies in the fact that the gas tank for the AWD Juke is 11.8 gallons, versus the 13.2-gallon tank used in the front-wheel drive model. While the owners’ manuals published the correct numbers, early brochures, Monroney stickers, and the Nissan consumer website had listed the gas tank being the same size, no matter how many wheels were driven. In reality, the AWD Juke has the smaller tank as to make room for the all-wheel drive system.
Roughly 4000 customers will be receiving an apology letter from Nissan, which is bundled along with a check for $400. With the national average for premium fuel at $4.194 (the Juke uses a 1.6-liter, turbocharged inline-four cylinder that requires the high-teststuff), that 400 bucks will fill the Juke AWD’s 11.8-gallon tank about eight times. We think owners may find that apology easy to accept.
Source: Consumer Search