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2010 Nissan Frontier Recall


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Vehicle Make / Model: NISSAN / FRONTIER
Model Year(s):2010
Manufacturer: NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.
Mfr's Report Date: AUG 09, 2010
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V372000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: CHILD SEAT:VEHICLE TETHER ANCHOR
Potential Number of Units Affected: 951

Summary: NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 NISSAN FRONTIER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 10, 2010 THROUGH JUNE 26, 2010. THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 225, "CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE SYSTEMS." THE WELDING OF THE TETHER ANCHOR WIRE TO THE SEAT GUSSET ON THE RESTRAINTS IS OUT-OF-SPECIFICATION. AS A RESULT, AND BASED ON NISSAN¿S ENGINEERING JUDGMENT, THE TETHER ANCHOR COULD SEPARATE FROM THE SEAT WHEN TESTED UNDER THE CONDITIONS REQUIRED BY THE STANDARD.

Consequence: IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE TETHER ANCHORAGE COULD SEPARATE FROM THE VEHICLE SEAT INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY TO THE SEAT OCCUPANT.

Remedy: THE SEAT GUSSET CONTAINING THE TETHER ANCHORAGE WILL BE REPLACED WITH A NEW ONE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261

Notes: OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153 OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.