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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NHTSA 80-98
September, 1998 Contact: Tim Hurd


Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

Nissan Motor Corporation

Models: Nissan Pickup Truck Years: 1995-1996

Number Involved: 100,032

Dates of Manufacture: March 1995 - November 1995

Defect: A rear lamp will not illuminate because the metal barrel in the light bulb socket moves or separates from the plastic socket housing due to inadequate heat resistance of the plastic at the lamp operating temperature. The stop/tail combination lamp or the turn signal lamp will not function.

Remedy: Dealers will replace the bulb sockets in the rear combination lamp. Owner notification is expected to begin Nov. 30, 1998. 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. 98V234]

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.