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Nissan Sentra Recall 98V008000

Recall 98V008000

Electrical & Lights, February 28, 1998

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 1996, 1997

Manufacturer's Report Date: February 28, 1998

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 98V008000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 65,000

Summary: THESE VEHICLES DO NOT MEET THE ILLUMINATION REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."

Consequence: FOLLOWING VEHICLES MAY NOT BE AWARE THAT THE VEHICLE IN FRONT IS STOPPING, INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

Remedy: OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH TWO NEW LIGHT BULBS FOR THE STOP/TAIL LAMPS WHICH ARE BRIGHTER THAN THE ORIGINAL BULBS. A LABEL WITH THE NEW BULB NUMBER WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED FOR INSERTION INTO THE OWNER'S MANUAL. IF AN OWNER SO DESIRES, A DEALERS CAN INSTALL THE LIGHT BULBS FOR THEM.

Notes: OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN BY MARCH 1998. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE TWO NEW, FREE LIGHT BULBS WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

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