Nissan has recalled more than 200,000 Frontier and Titan pickups trucks because they could move or roll away even after the driver puts the transmission into park.
An initial recall for 2020 through 2022 vehicles was issued in June, however Nissan expanded the recall to include those from the 2023 model year.
The issue has to do with a faulty part inside the transmission, called a parking pawl, which is supposed to keep the vehicle from moving when it is shifted into Park. The automaker discovered that there is still an issue with the parking pawl on vehicles manufactured since the initial recall was announced.
Nissan is currently developing a fix for the problem, but says that in the meantime, owners should use the parking brake every time they park their vehicles. Once a remedy is available, owners will be able to take their trucks to a Nissan dealer for a free repair.
Check to see whether your vehicle has an open recall: NHTSA’s website will tell you whether your vehicle has any open recalls that need to be addressed.
If you plug your car’s 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) into NHTSA’s website and a recall doesn’t appear, it means your vehicle doesn’t currently have any open recalls. Because automakers issue recalls often, and for many older vehicles, we recommend checking back regularly to see whether your vehicle has had a recall issued.