Nissan Titan, Frontier Pickups Recalled over Rollaway Risk.
The issue affects model years from 2020 to 2023, with owners being asked to use their parking brakes each time they wait for a fix.
Nissan will be recalling more than 200,000 of its 2020 through 2023 model Frontier and Titan pickups over a defect that could make the trucks roll away while parked. In documents filed with NHTSA, the automaker said the problem is “non-engagement of the parking pawl” on trucks from 2020 through 2023 model years, which have a nine-speed automatic transmission.
Nissan identified the problem at its factory in Canton, Mississippi, and it was tested and confirmed by Jatco, the manufacturer of the nine-speed transmission. The supplier said it believed the problem was “insufficient lift of the parking pawl due to friction,” according to NHTSA filings.
Included in the recall are trucks built between December 13, 2019, and June 14, 2022. There have been no reported accidents, the automaker said. Nissan said it will notify owners by November 1, and in the meantime owners are asked to use the parking brake every time they park the vehicles. In the meantime, owners can determine whether their vehicle is included in the recall by visiting the NHTSA recalls website.