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March 29, 1999

NHTSA 20-99
Contact: Tim Hurd
Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

Nissan North America, Inc.

Models: Nissan Quest Year: 1999
Number Involved: 1,600
Dates of Manufacture: December 1998 - January 1999
Defect: On certain minivans, a second row right hand side captain's chair may have inadequate lubrication of the easy entry and exit latch system. In some cases, the actuator spring in the latch could deform after repeated use, causing the latch to remain in the unlatched position. If this occurs, the seat will slide freely on the seat track, and the springs on the track will move the seat to the easy entry position toward the front of the vehicle. An unlatched seat track could result in an increased risk of injury in the event of a vehicle crash.

Remedy: Dealers will replace the seat track for the second row right hand side captain's chair, which includes the easy entry and exit latch mechanism. Owner notification is expected to begin during May 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

[NHTSA Recall No. 99V056002]