- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced plans to recall more than 200,000 Nissan Titan (above) and Frontier trucks to address a problem that can cause the vehicles to unexpectedly roll away when parked.
- The problem is related to a faulty parking latch, which is supposed to hold the car in park, Nissan said in documents filed with NHTSA.
- Owners will be notified from November 1.
Nissan is recalling more than 200,000 Frontier and Titan pickups from 2020 to 2023 due to a defect that could cause the trucks to roll away while parked. U documents filed with NHTSAthe automaker said the problem is “park latch failure” on 2020 through 2023 model year trucks that have a nine-speed automatic transmission.
Nissan noticed the problem at its factory in Canton, Mississippi, and confirmed it during testing by Jatco, the maker of the nine-speed transmission. According to NHTSA documents, the dealer said the problem was “insufficient lifting force of the parking latch due to friction.”
Recalled trucks manufactured between December 13, 2019 and June 14, 2022. According to the automaker, there were no accidents. Nissan said it will notify owners by Nov. 1, and in the meantime, owners are asked to use the parking brake whenever they park their vehicles. In the meantime, owners can determine if their vehicle is included in the recall by visiting the website NHTSA website recalls.
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