Recall: Nissan Frontier pickups for short circuits
The 2012-2014 Frontier may have a circuit breaker installed in the wrong direction.
Some 2012-2014 Frontier pickups may have circuit breakers that were installed in the opposite direction, which could allow the main wiring harness to contact a bolt in the truck's A-pillar. If that happens and the wire becomes exposed, "thermal damage" could occur and disable the power seat and sunroof. Or, the battery could go dead when the truck is turned off.
Nissan said it first found the problem in December after a Frontier owner in Mexico reported smoke in the cabin and a damaged circuit breaker and wiring harness. Several days later, Nissan stopped production on all Frontier models with the breaker and realized the problem was due to incorrect installation of the breaker. Nissan said it is not aware of any related injuries or accidents.
Starting in March, Nissan dealers will inspect the breaker and reinstall it if it is found to be in the wrong direction. If wire insulation is damaged, dealers will apply electrical tape and if the entire wire is damaged, the wiring harness will be repaired or replaced. Owners can call Nissan at 1-800-647-7261 for more information.
In October, Nissan recalled 2,529 NV200 vans from 2013 to fix a battery wiring harness that could fray and cause a short circuit. Also that month, Nissan recalled 188,000 Pathfinder SUVs from 2013 due to the increased risk of a crash posed by potentially faulty brake software.
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