For the second time in two days, Nissan has issued a recall of the 2012 Nissan Titan pickup. Joining it will be the 2012 Nissan Armada SUV.
Yesterday's recall centered around a problem with the Titan's tire placards. Some vehicles were sold with labels that incorrectly listed the pickup's seating capacity, which could cause an owner to overload the vehicle, leading to problems with the tires and possibly a crash.
Reading today's bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, it appears that the Armada/Titan recall is more of the same. NHTSA says that some Armadas and Titans came with incorrect or missing information about the vehicles' rims. That, in turn, "may lead to an incorrect tire/wheel combination which may increase the likelihood of a crash".
The problem affects 2012 Nissan Armadas and Titans manufactured between August 12, 2011 and March 13, 2012. In all, 26,626 vehicles are included in today's recall.
As with yesterday's recall, Nissan says that it will send out notices of the problem by May 14. Nissan will either supply owners with new certification labels (and instructions on how to affix them), or owners can take their vehicles to Nissan dealers, who will apply the labels free of charge.
If you have questions in the meantime, you're encouraged to contact Nissan at 615-725-1000, or ring NHTSA at 888-327-4236 and ask about recall campaign #12V143000.