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Recall: 2001 Frontier XE: WHEELS:RIM

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    [FONT=&quot]NHTSA #: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]57749[/FONT][FONT=&quot]
    [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Make: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]NISSAN
    Model: FRONTIER XE
    Model Year: 2003[/FONT][FONT=&quot]
    [/FONT][FONT=&quot]MFG Campaign #: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]R2021[/FONT][FONT=&quot]

    Description: WHEELS:RIM

    Manufacturer that filed defect/noncompliance report: NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Begin Date of MFG: 7/17/2002
    End Date of MFG: 11/7/2002
    Vehicle, Equipment, or Tire report: V

    Number of units affected: 6,500
    Date owner notified by MFG: 1/13/2003

    Recall Initiator: MFR
    MFG's of Recalled Vehicles/Products: NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.

    Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A V6 ENGINE, AN INCORRECT SIZE WHEEL RIM FOR THE SPARE TIRE WAS PROVIDED IN THESE VEHICLES. THE WHEEL RIM DOES NOT FIT PROPERLY AS A REPLACEMENT FOR A FRONT WHEEL.[/FONT][FONT=&quot]
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    Consequence Summary: WHEN INSTALLED ON THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE, THE WHEEL RIM WILL CONTACT THE BRAKE CALIPER CAUSING A LOUD RUBBING NOISE AND COULD RESULT IN WEAR ON THE CALIPER AND/OR WHEEL RIM IF DRIVING CONTINUES. CONTINUED USAGE OF THE SPARE TIRE WHEEL AT THE FRONT LOCATION CAN ALSO RESULT IN LOOSENING OF THE LUG NUTS AND DETERIORATION IN BRAKING PERFORMANCE. THIS COULD EVENTUALLY CAUSE THE WHEEL ASSEMBLY TO SEPARATE FORM THE VEHICLE AND RESULT IN LOSS OF CONTROL AND A CRASH.[/FONT][FONT=&quot]

    [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Corrective Summary:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SPARE TIRE WHEEL RIM WITH A NEW ONE, AND REMOUNT THE SPARE TIRE ON IT. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JANUARY 13, 2003. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.[/FONT][FONT=&quot]
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    Recall Notes: ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).[/FONT]
     

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