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January 23, 2001

2000 Nissan Frontier and Xterra Recalled

Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting the 2000 Nissan Frontier and Xterra automobiles.  This recall affects models that were manufactured between November 1999 and April 2000.

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.

76,652  automobiles are affected by this recall.

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.

[NHTSA Recall No. 00V288]

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Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
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your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA 
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.

Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

How many did you hear about?

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