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RECALL: Nissan 2012-2014 Frontier Pickup Trucks


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NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V052000 Component(s):

Manufacturer: Nissan North America, Inc.

SUMMARY:
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2012 through 2014 Frontier vehicles manufactured from November 28, 2012, through December 17, 2013. In the affected vehicles, a circuit breaker may have been installed incorrectly causing the main wire harness connected to the circuit breaker to face outward, potentially contacting a metal bolt located on the A-pillar.

CONSEQUENCE:
The bolt may wear through the wire harness covering, resulting in an electrical short which could cause a fire.

REMEDY:
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the circuit breaker orientation. If the circuit breaker orientation is incorrect, dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in early March 2014. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA said a circuit breaker may have been installed incorrectly at an assembly plant in Canton, Mississippi, potentially causing an electrical short and fire, and the power seat and sunroof functions might also be rendered inoperable.

A Nissan spokesman said there have been no reports of accidents or injuries related to the issue, but one report of smoke coming from under a dashboard on a truck in Mexico in December.

Of the affected vehicles, 13,535 are in the United States, 1,930 are in Mexico and 1,373 are in Canada, the spokesman said.

Dealers will inspect the circuit breaker wire harness and repair free of charge if needed. The recall is expected to begin in early March, according to the NHTSA documents.