Nissan is recalling 18,800 NV vans built between December 20, 2010 and January 4, 2013. Certain 2012 and 2013 models equipped with a steering-column-mounted transmission shift levers may have been built with improperly installed shift mechanisms.

If the NV's gear selector plate lock clip wasn't installed correctly, normal road vibration could result in a gear position indicator that does not match the actual gear selection. As a result, when the driver selects 'park,' the transmission could still be in gear or in neutral, and roll away. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says this condition greatly increased the risk of accident and injury.

Nissan will inspect the gear selector lock clip and replace the part if necessary free of charge. Owners can expect to be notified once the recall campaign begins on April 8, 2013. Read the full recall notice below for more information.
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Report Receipt Date: MAR 15, 2013

NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V095000

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected: 18,880

Manufacturer: Nissan North America, Inc.

SUMMARY:
Nissan is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 NV vehicles manufactured from December 20, 2010, through January 4, 2013 and are equipped with steering column-mounted transmission shift levers. The transmission lever gear selector plate lock clip may have been installed incorrectly. As a result, normal road vibration may cause the gear position indicator to not match the gear shift lever position.

CONSEQUENCE:
As a consequence of the incorrect display, although the gear indicator may display that the vehicle is in Park, the vehicle may not be properly secured allowing the vehicle to roll away unexpectedly, increasing the risk of personal injury or a vehicle crash.

REMEDY:
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will correct the installation of the transmission lever gear selector plate lock clip, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on April 8, 2013. Owners may contact Nissan Customer Service 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.


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      bluemoonric
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nissan has actually sold 20,000 of these unsightly units.
      Merc1
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is about the ugliest thing I've ever seen on 4-wheels. I mean even for a van this thing is ****-down ugly. M
      John
      • 1 Year Ago
      When are they going to recall it for the schnoz issue?
        Cruising
        • 1 Year Ago
        @John
        Schnoz issue? So you rather have a van with the engine intruding into the cabin taking up space.
      Cameron Huntsucker
      • 1 Year Ago
      For reals? Seriously? They've sold 20,000 copies of that godawful contraption?
      michigan
      • 1 Year Ago
      Talk about ignorance in these comments. this is a work vehicle, people. Not a garage queen. A person using this van for its intended purpose is going to care about how well it does the job, not how it looks. If you want a pretty car, ask your mom to take you out car shopping
      AngeloD
      • 1 Year Ago
      A faithful copy of the Econoline, right down to the column shift recalls, LOL. When do they start catching on fire?
      mbukukanyau
      • 1 Year Ago
      Recall em and keep em. Ship em over to Japan. All of them.
      zizixx89
      • 1 Year Ago
      To bad this is the best commercial vehical on the market
      MTU 5.0
      • 1 Year Ago
      Exactly! Please recall all of them so I don't have to look at this ugly abomination on the roadways anymore.
      Tom
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wait how can that be? Import cars are perfect or so some of the commenters on autoblog would say.
      PermaPlate
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow, that is not a good looking car
      sinistro79
      • 1 Year Ago
      VW does it better. Too bad they don't see them in North America.
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