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Nissan Recalls 36,000 Versas!

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On: Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 4:12PM | By: Lou Ruggieri

Nissan Recalls 36,000 Versas!

If you are one of the 36,608 owners of a Nissan Versa produced between June 9, 2011 and January 13, 2012 you may want to get it back to the dealership with some haste. It seems that because of a factory defect in how the shifter rod and shift knob interact, drivers may inadvertently shift the car out of park and into gear without warning.

Obviously, this can have severe and potentially fatal consequences to not only the driver and passengers, but also to those walking by and around the cars. Nissan will notify all owners, but owners may contact them at 1-800-647-7261 with any questions or to set up an appointment.

Read on for the full report from Safercar.gov ...

Vehicle Make / Model:Model Year(s):
Nissan / Versa2012
Manufacturer:Nissan North America, INC.
Mfr's Report Date:Jan 31, 2012
NHTSA Campaign ID Number:12V032000
NHTSA Action Number:N/A
Component:Power train: Automatic transmission: Shift pattern indicator
Potential Number of Units Affected:36,608


Nissan is recalling certain model year 2012 Versa vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission and manufactured from June 9, 2011, through January 13, 2012 for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 114,”Theft protection.” Due to interference between the shifter rod and the shift knob, the vehicles may be shifted out of the park position without depressing the brake pedal.


The operator can inadvertently shift the vehicle into gear without the brake pedal being depressed, increasing the risk of a crash or injury to a nearby pedestrian.


Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the shifter knob or the shifter assembly as needed, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on February 20, 2012. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.


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.



Stephy21 | 10:13AM (Tue, Feb 14, 2012)

How could this even happen, i see this happening more and more these days.


Sami18 | 11:09AM (Tue, Feb 14, 2012)

Never surprises me of he things that go wrong in cars.

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