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Nissan Xterra Recall 04V581000

Tow Hitch May Not Be Tight

Recall Details

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.

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.

Body, Interior & Misc., January 3, 2005

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
January 3, 2005
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
131
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
04V581000
Component
TRAILER HITCHES

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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