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Nissan Recalls Frontiers

15 April 1998

Nissan Announces Voluntary Recall Campaigns

    CARSON, Calif., April 15 -- Nissan Motor Corporation U.S.A.,
announced two separate recall campaigns this week which affect certain 1998
    The first recall campaign affects 3,000 Frontiers with automatic
transmissions manufactured from October 23, 1997 through December 16, 1997.
There is a possibility that on some 1998 Frontier trucks, a positioning pin
inside the automatic transmission control device assembly could come loose.
This might allow the shift lever to be inadvertently moved out of the park
position without the key in the ignition and may result in an accident if the
parking brake is not engaged.  There also may be difficulty in shifting the
lever out of park with the key in the ignition as well as shifting the lever
into park.  Nissan will inspect and replace the automatic transmission control
device if necessary.
    The second recall affects approximately 23,500 1998 model year Frontier
King Cab pickups equipped with bucket seats manufactured from the start of
production through January 27, 1998.  With these vehicles, there's a
possibility that in certain types of frontal crashes, the front seat belt may
slip between the seat bottom finisher and the seat back plastic recliner
handle. If this occurs, the seat belt may be cut by the sharp edge of the
metal portion of the recliner handle.  Nissan will replace the seat back
handles to correct this issue.
    Approximately 2,000 of the Frontiers will be affected by both recalls and
will be repaired at the same time.

SOURCE  Nissan Motor Corporation U.S.A.