2012-'13 Nissan NV Recalled for Rollaway Risk


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    2012 Nissan NV Picture

    Nissan is recalling 18,880 2012-'13 Nissan NVs because of a defect that may cause the vehicle to roll away unexpectedly. | March 25, 2013

Just the Facts:
  • Nissan is recalling 18,880 2012-'13 Nissan NVs because of a defect that may cause the vehicle to roll away unexpectedly.
  • Nissan told federal safety regulators it is not aware of any crashes associated with the recall.
  • The recall is expected to begin on April 8.

WASHINGTON — Nissan is recalling 18,880 2012-'13 Nissan NVs because of a defect that may cause the vehicle to roll away unexpectedly, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The affected vehicles were built from December 20, 2010 through January 4, 2013 and are equipped with steering column-mounted transmission shift levers.

"The transmission lever gear selector plate lock clip may have been installed incorrectly," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "As a result, normal road vibration may cause the gear position indicator to not match the gear shift lever position.

"As a consequence of the incorrect display, although the gear indicator may display that the vehicle is in Park, the vehicle may not be properly secured, allowing the vehicle to roll away unexpectedly, increasing the risk of personal injury or a vehicle crash."

Nissan told federal safety regulators it is not aware of any crashes associated with the recall. Some 2013 Titan trucks are equipped with steering column-mounted transmission shift levers but they are not affected by the recall, Nissan said.

Nissan dealers will correct the installation of the transmission lever gear selector plate lock clip. The recall is expected to begin on April 8. Owners can contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

Edmunds says: This is a problem you'll want to address as soon as you get your recall notice. It should be a fairly simple fix to reposition the clip in these vehicles.

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