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Update: Nissan Titan Trucks Recalled Over Rollaway Risk
Nissan is expanding a previous recall to include an additional 23,000 Titan and Frontier pickup trucks which could move or roll away even after the driver puts the transmission into Park. The first recall only affected Nissan trucks from model years 2020 through 2022. The new recall, which was initiated on September 15, 2022, includes vehicles produced after June 14, 2022, including those from model year 2023.
The rollaway problem is caused by a defective component inside the transmission known as a parking pawl, which is designed to keep the truck from moving after being shifted into Park. Nissan found that there is still a problem with the parking pawl on Titan and Frontier trucks manufactured after the initial recall.
Nissan is currently developing a fix for the problem, but says that in the meantime, owners should use the parking brake every time they park their trucks. Once a remedy is available, owners will be able to take their trucks to a Nissan dealer for a free repair.
What’s the Problem?
According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), this recall affects:
- 2020 Nissan Titan
- 2020 Nissan Titan XD
The engine wiring harness on the above trucks could contain an exposed wire that can cause an electrical short or arcing if it contacts another wire, NHTSA said. An electrical short can affect the performance of critical systems including the engine, transmission, or fuel pump, increasing the risk of an engine stall and a crash. An electrical short or arcing also increases the risk of a fire, according to the NHTSA.
Nissan is notifying owners and dealers will inspect the engine harness and replace it, if necessary, free of charge.
This recall began on January 27, 2021.
Other recalled Nissan vehicles:
- Nissan Maxima recall lawsuit
- Nissan Sentra recall lawsuit
- Nissan Versa recall lawsuit
- Nissan Altima recall lawsuit
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