The anti-lock brake system actuator may have been built incorrectly. As a result, braking efficiency could be reduced without warning, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the affected actuator. This recall is scheduled to begin on December 31, 2007.
Nissan Xterra Recalls
Certain continental automotive ABS and ESC control modules installed in these recalled vehicles may have been assembled with extra check balls. The extra balls can restrict the flow of brake fluid and cause a reduction of braking force. Dealers will make the necessary repairs to correct this concern.
On certain sport utility vehicles equipped with a Nissan accessory tow hitch, inadequate welding of joints in hitch assembly may result in separation of hitch from vehicle during towing. Thus cause loss of item in tow and possible accident. Dealer will replace tow hitch free of charge.
There is a recall on certain Valley Industries Hitch-Class III receiver trailer hitches P/N 82850 manufactured between March and September 2005 sold for use as replacements equipment for the 2005 Nissan Xterra. Due to insufficient weld strength, under certain circumstances, the hitch may break while in use. This may cause the loss of equipment in tow and result in an accident. Valley Industries will replace the hitch free of charge.
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.
Nissan is recalling 2002 Altima and Xterra models because the electrical connector for the driver's air bag may come loose. If this happens, the air bag may not deploy, which increases the risk of personal injury. Dealers will install a retaining clip on the clock spring electrical connector.