Nissan North America Inc. is recalling more than 200,000 Titan and Frontier 2020 to 2023 pickup trucks due to a transmission issue that leads to vehicles rolling away while in park.
Apparently, the transmission’s parking pawl fails to engage as motorists shift their vehicle into the park position. Nissan believes this is because there is “insufficient lifting force” from the parking pawl. This is the device that works to lock the transmission.
As a result, the Titan or Frontier may rollaway after a driver parks the vehicle, leading to a potential crash or dangerous situation.
The September recall affects 200,000 vehicles with nine-speed transmissions.
Specifically, the vehicles affected were manufactured between Dec. 13, 2019, and Aug. 25, 2022, according to Nissan. The Nissans involved were sold in the United States, Canada and Mexico, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association.
The voluntary recall expands an earlier recall for 180,000 units back in June for the same two models made between December 2019 and June 2022. That recall also involves a defect with the parking pawl.
The remedy is not available yet, but the automaker intends to send owners an invitation to take their Nissan Titan or Frontier to a dealership for repairs when it’s available. For now, the safe
Nissan is expected to notify its owners on Nov. 1, but motorists may also call the automaker at 800-867-7669, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236.
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