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Recall 04V186000

Power Sliding Door May Not Latch Correctly

Body, Interior & Misc., June 23, 2004
Affected Cars

Nissan

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

In cold weather conditions, the power sliding door may not close correctly. If the door opened upon rapid acceleration, an occupant could fall out of the open door and be injured.

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:

At colder temperatures (40° F and below), the power sliding door may not latch correctly. The actuator may bind as a result of being out of specification. If the sliding door is not latched correctly, it may open upon rapid acceleration, and an occupant could fall out of the open door and be injured. Dealers will replace the actuator for one or both power sliding doors as required. This recall is expected to begin on June 23, 2004. The Nissan recall number is RU401.

 

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date: June 23, 2004

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 04V186000

NHTSA Action Number: PE04027

Component: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

Potential Number of Units Affected: 26,000

Summary: ON CERTAIN MINIVANS EQUIPPED WITH A POWER SLIDING DOOR(S), AT AN AMBIENT TEMPERATURE BELOW APPROXIMATELY 40 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT, THE ACTUATOR FOR THE POWER SLIDING DOOR(S) MAY EXPERIENCE BINDING DUE TO AN OUT-OF-SPECIFICATION CONDITION. IN ORDER TO OPEN, CLOSE OR REVERSE A POWER SLIDING DOOR, THE SHIFT SELECTOR LEVER MUST BE IN ¿PARK.¿ IF THE ACTUATOR IS EXPERIENCING BINDING AND THE DRIVER SHIFTS THE VEHICLE OUT OF "PARK" WHILE A POWER SLIDING DOOR IS STILL CLOSING, THE DOOR LATCHES MAY NOT ENGAGE.

Consequence: THIS CAN RESULT IN THE DOOR COMING OPEN UNEXPECTEDLY UPON RAPID ACCELERATION, AND AN OCCUPANT COULD FALL OUT OF THE DOOR AND BE INJURED.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ACTUATOR FOR THE POWER SLIDING DOOR(S). OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON JUNE 23, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.

Notes: NISSAN RECALL NO. RU401.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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