Shift-lever problem prompts Nissan to recall certain '13 Titans
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SOURCE: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Defects Investigation
Report Receipt Date: MAR 14, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V094000
Component(s): POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,180
Manufacturer: Nissan North America, Inc.
Nissan is recalling certain model year 2013 Titan trucks manufactured from January 22, 2013, through February 20, 2013; and model year 2013 NV vehicles manufactured from December 17, 2012, through February 20, 2013 and equipped with steering column-mounted transmission shift levers. Chemicals used in the manufacturing of the shift lever assembly may result in the malfunction of the brake shift interlock allowing the transmission shift lever to be shifted out of Park without depressing the brake pedal.
If the vehicle is unintentionally shifted out of park, it could roll away and lead to personal injury or a vehicle crash.
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will remedy the vehicles, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 8, 2013. Owners may contact Nissan Customer Service at 1-800-647-7261.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.