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Nissan Titan Recall 06V459000

Air Bag Wiring May Break on King Cab Trucks

Electrical & Lights, February 19, 2007

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

The wiring for the air bag system and front seat belts is routed through the rear doors. The wires may break from bending, due to the opening and closing of the rear doors. If wires break, and short circuit, the seat belt pretensioner may deploy and make the seat belt unusable. It's possible the wires could break and cause the front air bags not to deploy in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

What Should You Do?

This should be considered a high priority recall. The airbag system may not function as intended. Please contact your Nissan dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Summary:

The wiring for the air bag system and front seat belts is routed through the rear doors. The wires may break from bending, due to the opening and closing of the rear doors. If wires break, and short circuit, the seat belt pretensioner may deploy and make the seat belt unusable. It's possible the wires could break and cause the front air bags not to deploy in a crash, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will replace the wire harness cover with a different type, and reroute the harness. The recall began February 19, 2007.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2004, 2005, 2006

Manufacturer's Report Date: February 19, 2007

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06V459000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected: 96,500

Summary: ON CERTAIN KING CAB TRUCKS, THE WIRES IN THE HARNESS WERE ROUTED THROUGH THE REAR DOORS AND INTO THE BODY. THESE WIRES MAY BREAK DUE TO OVER BENDING OF THE HARNESS AS THE DOOR IS OPENED AND CLOSED. THE HARNESS CONTAINS WIRES FOR THE DRIVER SEAT BELT PRETENSIONER AND FOR THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT BELT WHICH IS PART OF THE OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM. WIRES FOR THE REAR AUDIO SPEAKERS ARE ALSO CONTAINED N THE HARNESS.

Consequence: IF THE WIRES FOR THE SEAT BELTS AND SPEAKER WIRES BREAK AND MAKE CONTACT, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE PRETENSIONER MAY DEPLOY. IF THIS HAPPENS WHEN THE SEAT BELT IS RETRACTED, IT WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE TO USE THE SEAT BELT. IF ONE OF THE WIRES ON THE RIGHT SIDE HARNESS FOR THE SEAT BELT TENSION SENSOR BREAKS, THE PASSENGER SIDE FRONT AIR BAG WILL NOT DEPLOY AS DESIGNED IN A FRONTAL COLLISION INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH AND PERSONAL INJURY.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE WIRE HARNESS COVER WITH A DIFFERENT TYPE THAT PREVENTS OVER BENDING OF THE HARNESS AND THE HARNESS WILL BE REROUTED FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 19, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.

Notes: CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION¿S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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