Read the October issue of Fixed Ops Journal, the parts,
service and collision magazine from Automotive News.

Nissan recalls 16,838 Frontier trucks in North America to inspect, repair circuit breaker

A circuit breaker in mid-sized Frontier trucks from model years 2012 through 2014 may have been installed incorrectly at an assembly plant in Canton, Miss., potentially causing an electrical short and fire.

DETROIT (Reuters) -- Nissan Motor Co. is recalling 16,838 Frontier pickup trucks in North America to address an electrical issue that could cause a fire, according to documents filed with U.S. safety regulators.

The documents said a circuit breaker in mid-sized trucks from model years 2012 through 2014 may have been installed incorrectly at an assembly plant in Canton, Miss., potentially causing an electrical short and fire.

The power seat and sunroof functions might also be rendered inoperable, according to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

A Nissan spokesman said there have been no reports of accidents or injuries related to the issue, but one report of smoke coming from under a dashboard on a truck in Mexico in December.

Of the affected vehicles, 13,535 are in the United States, 1,930 are in Mexico and 1,373 are in Canada, the spokesman said.

Dealers will inspect the circuit breaker wire harness and repair free of charge if needed. The recall is expected to begin in early March, according to the NHTSA documents.

25

Shares

ATTENTION COMMENTERS: Over the last few months, Automotive News has monitored a significant increase in the number of personal attacks and abusive comments on our site. We encourage our readers to voice their opinions and argue their points. We expect disagreement. We do not expect our readers to turn on each other. We will be aggressively deleting all comments that personally attack another poster, or an article author, even if the comment is otherwise a well-argued observation. If we see repeated behavior, we will ban the commenter. Please help us maintain a civil level of discourse.

Newsletters