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