Nissan has added the 2013 Titan to the list of vehicles recalled over potential gearshift issues. Just a few days ago, the automaker recalled nearly 20,000 NV Vans for a problem with the shift lever assembly that could cause the gear selector to read inaccurately. Now Nissan is recalling certain 2013 Titan pickup trucks manufactured between December 17, 2012 and February 20, 2013 and equipped with column-mounted shift levers, though for a different fault. The pickups were built using certain chemicals that could cause the brake-shift interlock mechanism to fail over time. If that happens, the truck could be shifted out of Park without the driver's foot on the brake.

As a result, the truck could roll away and cause an accident or injury. Nissan says it will remedy the fault free of charge. Owners can expect to be notified once the campaign begins on or around April 8. You can read the full National Highway Traffic Safety Administration notice below for more information.
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Report Receipt Date: MAR 14, 2013

NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V094000

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,180

Manufacturer: Nissan North America, Inc.

Nissan is recalling certain model year 2013 Titan trucks manufactured from January 22, 2013, through February 20, 2013; and model year 2013 NV vehicles manufactured from December 17, 2012, through February 20, 2013 and equipped with steering column-mounted transmission shift levers. Chemicals used in the manufacturing of the shift lever assembly may result in the malfunction of the brake shift interlock allowing the transmission shift lever to be shifted out of Park without depressing the brake pedal.

If the vehicle is unintentionally shifted out of park, it could roll away and lead to personal injury or a vehicle crash.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will remedy the vehicles, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 8, 2013. Owners may contact Nissan Customer Service at 1-800-647-7261.

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

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      Correct me if I missed it but how in the heck can they not build a truck correctly that they haven't updated in almost a decade?
      XJ Yamaha
      • 1 Year Ago
      I actually think the looks of this truck have held up well for as long as it's been on the market, but the thing is still in dire needs of an update.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @XJ Yamaha
      • 1 Year Ago
      ugly truck. buyers beware. buy american
      • 1 Year Ago
      They are introducing the new titan next year and the armada with the 400hp V8
      • 1 Year Ago
      Someone would do well to come out with a truck with a true center differential and not just a transfer case... you know for us people who live in the snowy places.
      • 1 Year Ago
      I guess my old ford pickup truck was built before brake interlock. I can shift out of park without my foot on the brake. I just did it the other day on purpose. People need to pay attention.