Nissan Recalls 183 2014 Model Year Titan Trucks

titan-Nissan North America is recalling 183 2014 model year Titan King Cab and Crew Cab pick-up trucks due to an incorrect label that may lead to overloading and tire failure.

-Nissan will supply owners with the correct label.

-The recall begins January 21.

– Nissan North America is issuing a recall for 2014 model year Titan King Cab and Crew Cab pickup trucks. 

The recall affects a total of 183 vehicles manufactured between August 2013 and November 2013. The cause for the recall is a Tire and Loading information label which displays a maximum load and passenger-carrying capacity for the trucks that is over what the vehicle’s tires can support. Because of the incorrect label, the trucks do not meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 110 concerning tire selection and rims for passenger vehicles.

Nissan is going to begin notifying customers about the recall on January 21, 2014.

According to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, while Nissan was conducting a load value check of the vehicle they discovered that, “the Tire and Loading Information label on a subject vehicle contained an incorrect value for the combined weight of occupants and cargo carrying capacity.”

After discovering this error with the label, Nissan proceeded to conduct an investigation which included the yard at the Canton, Miss. plant and an inspection of dealer inventories. On December 18, 2013 Nissan determined, based on the dealer inspections, that a small number of the vehicles with the incorrect label had been sold.

The NTHSA reports that if the vehicle is loaded to the capacity printed on the existing incorrect label, there is a possibility that the tire load capacity can be exceeded and the truck could experience tire damage. If this happens, the risk of a tire-failure related crash will be increased.

To correct the problem Nissan will provide customers who own the affected vehicles with a new label, at no cost, as well as instructions on how to install it. If customers are not comfortable with installing the label on their own, those with affected trucks also have the option of taking their vehicles to a Nissan dealer to have a new label installed.

Titan owners with questions about the recall can contact Nissan directly by calling 1-800-647-7261. Owners can also contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline by calling 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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