Nissan Sentra Recall 98V008000

Recall 98V008000

Original Recall from the NHTSA
Model Year(s):
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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