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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NHTSA 05-98
February 8, 1999 Contact: Tim Hurd


Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

NHTSA PUBLISHES LIST
OF
DECEMBER RECALLS

Nissan Motors Corporation

Models: Infiniti Q45 Years: 1997-1998

Nissan Motors Corporation

Models: Infiniti Q45 Years: 1997-1998

Number Involved: 22,000

Dates of Manufacture: July 1996 - June 1998

Noncompliance: The ignition key on certain passenger vehicles can be removed when the engine is turned off without placing the transmission shift lever in the "Park" position. This does not comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 114, "Theft Protection." If this occurred and the driver failed to move the shift lever to "Park" or engage the parking brake, the vehicle could roll away if parked on a slope.

Remedy: Dealers will replace the shift lock control unit. This recall supersedes previous Recall Campaign 98V-215. Owner notification is expected to begin Feb. 16, 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Nissan at 1-800-NISSAN1

(1-800-647-7261). [NHTSA Recall No. 98V325]

Number Involved: 22,000

Dates of Manufacture: July 1996 - June 1998

Noncompliance: The ignition key on certain passenger vehicles can be removed when the engine is turned off without placing the transmission shift lever in the "Park" position. This does not comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 114, "Theft Protection." If this occurred and the driver failed to move the shift lever to "Park" or engage the parking brake, the vehicle could roll away if parked on a slope.

Remedy: Dealers will replace the shift lock control unit. This recall supersedes previous Recall Campaign 98V-215. Owner notification is expected to begin Feb. 16, 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Nissan at 1-800-NISSAN1

(1-800-647-7261). [NHTSA Recall No. 98V325]

NHTSA said it is publicizing the recalls to alert consumers about safety problems and encourages them to take action. Under federal law, safety problems must be remedied without cost to consumers. Currently, 70 percent of the owners of vehicles with safety problems have the recall work performed.

NHTSA said manufacturers are required to mail a recall notice to all purchasers, owners and dealers when a safety defect or noncompliance with federal safety standards is found. The agency urges owners to wait until they receive notification from the manufacturer before contacting their dealers to schedule the repair work. Not all vehicles of a particular make and model may be subject to the recall.