More than 203,000 Nissan pickup trucks in the U.S. are being called back because they can roll away when put in park.
The pickups from the model years 2020 through 2023 are included in the recall.
In documents released by U.S. safety regulators on Thursday, Nissan says that truck owners should always use the parking brake when they park their trucks.
The company says that when the trucks are put in park, the transmission parking pawl may not engage. The pawl makes sure that the trucks don’t move.
Nissan says it doesn’t know about any accidents or injuries related to the recall.
Still, the company is working on fixing the cars.
The owners will start getting letters on November 1 and will be told again when repairs are ready.
Nissan issued a separate recall in June for Titan and Frontier models made between December 2019 and June 2022, the administration report said, because the parking pawl might not engage.
In July, a Mississippi Nissan plant reported that a truck moved after being placed in park.
According to the administration’s September report, this defect appeared to be different from the one in the June recall.
“If the parking pawl does not engage, an affected vehicle may move after placing the shifter into ‘Park,'” the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report said. “If the customer does not engage the parking brake, the potential for movement of the vehicle increases the risk of injury or crash.”
A report said that the company is trying to determine if other Nissan or Infiniti cars may also be affected.
By entering the 17-digit vehicle identification number on the administration’s website, drivers can find out if their truck has been recalled.
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