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

Nissan Motors Corporation


Nissan Frontier Years: 1998

Number Involved: 3,000
Dates of Manufacture: October - December 1997
NHTSA Recall No.: 98V064
Vehicle Description:
Description of Defect: The affected vehicles are compact pickup trucks equipped with automatic transmissions. A securing pin inside the automatic transmission control device assembly can come loose, allowing the shift lever to be inadvertently moved out of the "Park" position with the key in the ignition. This can result in a crash if the parking brake is not engaged.
Remedy: Dealers will inspect the automatic transmission control device assembly and replace it if necessary.
Owner Notification: Owner notification is expected to begin during April 1998. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Nissan at 1-800-NISSAN-1 (1-800-647-7261).

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.