Nissan Recalls

NHTSA safety recall results (184)

Recall information provided by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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00V292002
On certain minivans, one or more of the five bolts that mount the rack and pinion steering gear to the vehicle may have been incorrectly tightened. There could be a looseness in the steering, which may be accompanied by noise or vibration. Continued operation can cause the bolts to fracture or fall out, reducing steering control.
Dealers will inspect the vehicles and, if the bolts are broken or missing, will replace the steering gear mounting bolts. All bolts will be tightened to the specified torque. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Nov. 13, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.
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01V174
On certain passenger vehicles, one or more of the three bolts used to attach each front suspension lower control arm to the body on the left and right sides may not have been properly manufactured and could fracture, increasing the risk of a crash.
Dealers will replace the lower control arm attachment bolts. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began June 25, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.
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01V277
On certain passenger vehicles, the cooling holes in the steel wheel may have burrs on their edges as a result of improper manufacturing. These burrs can cause cracks as the vehicle is being driven. Cracks can propagate between adjacent cooling holes. If enough cracks develop between the cooling holes, the wheel could fail and separate from the mounting hub without prior warning. Separation of the wheel from the vehicle while being operated could result in a vehicle crash.
Dealers will inspect for cracks and replace the wheel if cracks are discovered. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification will be conducted in two phases. The first mailing is expected to begin during October 2001, asking owners to bring their vehicles to a dealer for inspection of the wheels. Any wheels with cracks will be replaced. A second owner notification will begin in early December, at which time Nissan will have an adequate number of replacement wheels, requesting owners who only had the wheels inspected but not replaced, to return to the dealers for a wheel replacement. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.
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01V282
On certain sport utility vehicles, some of the brackets used to attach the two gas struts to the rear door (hatch) may have been improperly made. At high ambient temperatures, the increase in gas pressure in the struts could cause one or both brackets to bend, resulting in the struts detaching from the brackets when opening or closing the rear door. If both struts detach from the brackets, the door will rapidly fall down, possibly striking someone and causing serious injury.
Dealers will replace the strut brackets. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification would begin during September 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.
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01V357
On certain passenger vehicles equipped with 1.8-liter engines, the engine could stop running while being driven due to a defective crank position sensor. This could also result in the "Service Engine Soon" warning light coming on or reduced engine power. If the engine stops running while the vehicle is in motion, it could result in a crash.
Dealers will replace the crank position sensors. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Dec. 10, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.
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01V376
Certain passenger vehicles fail to comply with requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment." Vehicles produced during this period were missing tamperproof caps that prevent horizontal headlamp adjustment.
Dealers will install a tamperproof cap over the horizontal adjustment screw for both headlamps. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was to begin during January 2002. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.
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02V056
On certain passenger vehicles equipped with a Nissan-approved accessory floor mat that was installed either at the assembly plant or by the dealer, due to the length of the driver side floor mat, a small amount of mat movement could cause the mat to interfere with the accelerator pedal and not allow the pedal to release after it is depressed. If this occurs unexpectedly, it could lead to a crash.
Dealers will inspect the driver side floor mat and if it is a Nissan floor mat subject to this recall, the dealer will replace both the driver and passenger side floor mats. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began March 18, 2002. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.
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02V146
On some passenger vehicles, the pin at the end of the front suspension transverse link (lower control arm) could break where it is mounted to the frame. This can cause a knocking sound and abnormal steering, resulting in difficulty controlling the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash.
Dealers will replace the transverse links on the left and right sides with new ones. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began June 24, 2002. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.
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02V298
On certain pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles equipped with a supercharger, under certain conditions, such as full throttle in low gear when the engine is not fully warmed up and at cold ambient temperature, the amount of intake airflow through the air flow meter may exceed the maximum preset diagnosis limit value. This will cause the engine control system to go into the failsafe mode. Under this condition, the malfunction indicator lamp will illuminate and engine speed will not exceed 2400 rpm regardless of the throttle position, increasing the risk of a crash.
Dealers will reprogram the electronic control module. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Jan. 13, 2003. Owners should contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.
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00V288
Certain light duty trucks and sport utility vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 102, "Transmission Shift Lever Sequence, Starter Interlock, and Transmission Braking Effect." These vehicles could have a shift cable lock plate that is too brittle and can break. The gear shift lever and the "PRNDL" indicator may move, but the transmission will not shift out of the "Park" position. Also, the gear indicated on the display may differ from the gear engaged in the transmission. If the driver selects "Drive" and the transmission is actually in "Reverse", a vehicle crash could occur.
Dealers will replace the automatic transmission shift cable lock plate. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Nov. 6, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.
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