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Nissan Xterra Recall 04V581000

Tow Hitch May Not Be Tight

Body, Interior & Misc., January 3, 2005

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

On 131 vehicles, the accessory tow hitch may not have been tightened properly. If the tow hitch loosens and separates from the vehicle, a crash could occur without warning.

What Should You Do?

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:

On 131 vehicles, the accessory tow hitch may not have been tightened to specification. If the tow hitch loosens and separates from the vehicle, a crash could occur without warning. Dealers will tighten the tow hitch. The recall began January 3, 2005. The Nissan recall number is PB124.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2004

Manufacturer's Report Date: January 3, 2005

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 04V581000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: TRAILER HITCHES

Potential Number of Units Affected: 131

Summary: ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE ACCESSORY TOW HITCH ATTACHMENT BOLTS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN TIGHTENED TO THE PROPER SPECIFICATION.

Consequence: THIS COULD CAUSE THE TOW HITCH TO LOOSEN OR SEPARATE FROM THE VEHICLE WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL TIGHTEN THE TOW HITCH. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 3, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.

Notes: NISSAN RECALL NO. PB124.CUSTOMERS CAN 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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