Rear Center Seat Belt May Not Pull Out
Body, Interior & Misc., June 11, 2007
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Our Quick Take:
The rear center seat belt may not pull out of the retractor as easily as expected. As a result, the belt may not be used as it should be, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
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.
The rear center seat belt may be too short, making it difficult to pull out after the automatic locking mode has engaged. Due to this difficulty, rear seat occupants may not use the belt consistently, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash. Dealers will replace the rear center seat belt to correct this concern. This recall began on June 11, 2007. The Nissan recall number is R0701.
Manufacturer's Report Date:
June 11, 2007
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
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Potential Number of Units Affected:
ON CERTAIN CREW CAB MODEL TRUCKS, THE SEAT BACK SHAPE MAY BE SUCH THAT THERE MAY NOT BE SUFFICIENT WEBBING ON THE RETRACTOR SPOOL FOR THE REAR CENTER SEAT BELT TO RELEASE FROM THE AUTOMATIC LOCKING MODE (ALR) AFTER IT IS ENGAGED AND THE SEAT BELT IS RETRACTED. IF THIS OCCURS, THERE MAY BE DIFFICULTY IN PULLING THE SEAT BELT OUT OF THE RETRACTOR THUS PREVENTING ITS USAGE.
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, A SEAT OCCUPANT MAY NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY.
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE REAR CENTER SEAT BELT WITH A NEW ONE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 11, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.
NISSAN RECALL NO. R0701.CUSTOMERS MAY 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.
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration