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Japan’s three largest automakers are announcing related recalls totaling 3. 4 million cars over faulty airbags supplied by Takata Corp.
Nissan has announced a recall on 26,626 model year 2012 Armada SUVs and Titan pickup trucks for improper certification labels.
The part 567 certification label does not contain rim size information, which makes it fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 110. If you are looking to replace your tires, you may get an improper tire/wheel combination that could cause wheel failure and ultimately could lead to a collision.
Nissan will supply affected customers with a new label that can be placed on the vehicle by the owner, or by a Nissan dealership.
The recall is expected to begin May 14, 2012. For more information you can call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s hotline at 1-888-327-4236.
Nissan has issued a recall on 36,608 Versas regarding the cars automatic transmission system.
The vehicle can apparently be shifted out of park without depressing the brake pedal which could lead to someone inadvertently shifting their Versa into gear, allowing it roll away. This also makes the Versa a much easier vehicle for thieves to steal because they can simply slip the Versa into neutral and tow it away.
Only Versas built between June 9, 2011 and January 13, 2012 are affected by this recall. The recall is expected to begin on February 20.
For more information, Versa owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261 or the NHTSA vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236.
Nissan is preparing to recall 48,700 trucks and SUVs for issues relating to the suspension on the U.S.-built vehicles. Some of, but not all 2010 Nissan Armada, Frontier, Titan, Pathfinder, Xterra and Infiniti QX56 models are expected to be involved in the recall. No official recall has been issued yet, however, as Nissan awaits information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The issue with the trucks and SUVs involves a lower suspension control link that may not have been welded properly and as a result cause the bushing collar to crack, creating a rough and noisy ride. The potential recall isn’t so much a safety issue as a driveability issue and no accidents have been reported.
In the wake of the Toyota recall crisis, NHTSA has also been under increased scrutiny, issuing an alarmingly high number of recalls.
[Source: Associated Press]