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

Nissan Motors Corporation

Models:

Nissan Frontier Years: 1998


Number Involved: 20,000
Dates of Manufacture: September 1997 - January 1998
NHTSA Recall No.: 98V065
Vehicle Description:
Description of Defect: The affected vehicles are compact pickup trucks equipped with bucket seats. In frontal crashes, the front seat belt can slip between the seat and the seat back recliner handle, where it can be cut by the sharp edge of the metal portion of the seat back recliner lever. If the seat belt is severed, it can result in serious injury.
Remedy: Dealers will replace the plastic handle on the end of the seat back reclining lever with a different shape handle which will prevent the seat belt from slipping between the handle and the seat.
Owner Notification: Owner notification began during March 1998. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ferrari at 1-201-816-2651.

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.