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Recall 04V408000

The Column Mounted Shifter May Not Be Secure in Park

Recall Details

The column shifter assembly may have been damaged during vehicle assembly. During its use, this could result in failure to be secure in the park position. This could result in the vehicle rolling unexpectedly, increasing the risk of injury or a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace the shifter as necessary. This recall is expected to begin on September 27, 2004. The Nissan recall number is RU403.

Our Quick Take

On vehicles with a column shifter, the shift lever may have been damaged during assembly. Over time, the lever may fail and not be secure in the park position. This could result in the vehicle rolling unintentionally, increasing the risk of injury or 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.

Affected Cars

Drive Train, September 27, 2004

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
September 27, 2004
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
5,664
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
04V408000
Component
POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION:COLUMN SHIFT ASSEMBLY

Summary
ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH A COLUMN SHIFTER, THE SHIFT LEVER ASSEMBLY FOR THE COLUMN SHIFTER MAY HAVE BEEN DAMAGED DURING ASSEMBLY.
Consequence
DURING ITS USE THIS COULD EVENTUALLY RESULT IN FAILURE OF THE PORTION OF THE ASSEMBLY THAT HOLDS THE LEVER IN THE PARK POSITION. THIS COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE SHIFTER. THE RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 27, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.
Notify
NISSAN RECALL NO. RU403.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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