Franklin, TN – November 12, 2022 – Nissan (OTCMKTS:NSANY) is recalling 203,223 pickup trucks because of a problem with the Park mode on the automatic transmissions. This could lead to the vehicle rolling away, increasing the risk of a crash.
This recall expands on an earlier recall done in June of this year for the same issue and covers the following models:
- 2020 – 2023 Nissan Titan
- 2020 – 2023 Nissan Frontier
In the subject vehicles, there is a problem with the parking pawl — a metal pin that locks the transmission in place when Park mode is engaged. The parking pawl prevents the wheels from moving.
In the affected vehicles, the parking pawl may not lock into place as expected. As a result, the vehicle could move even when it appears to be in Park.
“Resistance” between two parts of the transmission is to blame for the defect, according to the manufacturer.
A rolling vehicle could cause a crash, injury or damage to property.
Background of the recall
This recall expands upon another in June 2022 for a similar issue; the earlier recall included only the 2020 – 2022 models.
Until the vehicle is repaired, Nissan advises owners to use the parking brake every time they park to ensure that the vehicle does not roll.
Other Nissan recalls
In addition to the June 2022 Nissan Frontier and Nissan Titan recalls mentioned above, the 2022 Frontier and Titan pickups were among the vehicles Nissan recalled in August 2022 due to a problem with the rearview camera. The dashboard display could fail to show the rearview image when the Reverse gear was engaged.
To remedy this Nissan rollaway issues, dealers will reprogram the computers that are responsible for the cars’ engine and transmission free of charge. It is not clear how these software updates will address the “resistance” issue described above.
Affected owners should have been notified on November 1, 2022.
Is your vehicle part of this recall?
More than 200,000 vehicles are included in this Nissan Titan and Frontier transmission recall. To see if your vehicle is affected, run a Nissan recall check using MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.