December 4, 2002
Nissan Has Recalled the 2003 Frontier XE
- Nissan Has Recalled the 2003 Frontier XE because the spare wheel
does not fit properly.
Number of Units Affected: 6500
Manufactured: 07/2002 - 11/2002
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A V6 ENGINE, AN INCORRECT
SIZE SPARE TIRE WHEEL RIM WAS PROVIDED IN THESE VEHICLES. THE WHEEL RIM DOES
NOT FIT PROPERLY AS A REPLACEMENT FOR A FRONT WHEEL.
WHEN INSTALLED ON THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE, THE WHEEL RIM WILL CONTACT THE
BRAKE CALIPER CAUSING A LOUD RUBBING NOISE AND COULD RESULT IN WEAR ON THE
CALIPER AND/OR WHEEL RIM IF DRIVING CONTINUES. CONTINUED USAGE OF THE SPARE
TIRE WHEEL AT THE FRONT LOCATION CAN ALSO RESULT IN LOOSENING OF THE LUG
NUTS AND DETERIORATION IN BRAKING PERFORMANCE. THIS COULD EVENTUALLY CAUSE
THE WHEEL ASSEMBLY TO SEPARATE FORM THE VEHICLE AND RESULT IN LOSS OF
CONTROL AND A CRASH.
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SPARE TIRE WHEEL RIM WITH A NEW ONE, AND REMOUNT
THE SPARE TIRE ON IT. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN JANUARY 15,
2003. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED
UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE
TIME SHOULD CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 02V316000
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Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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