2016 Nissan Frontier recalled for fire risk

April 8, 2016

Nissan has issued a recall for select 2016 Frontier pickups due to an electrical problem. Slightly more than 1,500 vehicles registered in the U.S. are affected.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that the recall stems from a wiring harness associated with the Frontier's starter motor. Because that harness may have been installed in the wrong position, there's a chance that the wiring terminal can touch the heat shield, causing an electrical short. And whenever there's an electrical short, there's often a risk of fire.

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The recall affects 2016 Frontier V6 trucks built between February 29, 2016 and March 7, 2016. NHTSA reports that 1,554 vehicles registered in America are affected. 

Nissan says that it will mail recall notices to owners before the end of this month, asking them to take their Frontiers to Nissan dealerships for service. Dealers will inspect and reposition the starter wire harness at no charge.  

If you own one of these trucks, you can call Nissan customer service at 800-647-7261 for additional information. You can also contact NHTSA's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 and ask about safety campaign #16V181000.

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