November 7, 2000 02:52:27 PM
ID Number: 00V288000
Manufacturer: NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC
Make: NISSAN TRUCK
Year of Recall: 2000
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected: 76652
Pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles equipped with automatic
transmissions fail to comply with the requirements of FMVSS No.
102, "Transmission Shift Lever Sequence, Starter Interlock, and
Transmission Braking Effect. " These vehicles could have a shift
cable lock plate that is too brittle and can break. The gear shift
lever and the "PRNDL" indicator may move, but the transmission will
not shift out of the Park position. Over a period of time, the transmission
could shift out of the Park position, but the gear indicated on
the display may differ from the gear engaged in the transmission.
driver selects 'drive' and the transmission is actually in 'reverse',
a vehicle crash could occur. Dealers will replace the automatic
transmission shift cable lock plate.
is expected to begin during November 2000. Owners who take their
vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date
and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should
contact Nisan at 1-800-647-7261. Also contact the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration's Auto Safety Hotline at 1-888-DASH-2-DOT