Found on another site, Passing it along here. Recall on rear seatbelts!
Subject: 2004 Nissan Titan Upper Interior Occupant Protection Voluntary Safety
Attention - Dealer Principals, Sales, Parts and Service Managers
Nissan North America is conducting a voluntary safety recall that affects
approximately 60,000 2004 model year Titan vehicles in the United States. Both the
King Cab and Crew Cab models are included in this campaign.
***** Condition *****
On the affected vehicles, Nissan has determined that a Federal Motor Vehicle Safety
Standard (FMVSS) noncompliance exists in some Titan vehicles. FMVSS 201 specifies
certain requirements for components of the upper interior of vehicles such as roof
rails and pillars to assure they afford appropriate protection in the event an
occupantâ€™s head strikes the component in a crash. Nissan has determined that a test
point located on the rear pillar where the rear seat belt upper anchor is located was
not sufficiently energy absorbent. All other requirements under FMVSS 201 and
other standards are met.
***** Nissan Action *****
To assure that the upper anchor on the pillar is appropriately energy absorbent, the
outboard rear seat belt assemblies will be replaced with new ones, which have a
larger, more energy absorbent upper anchor D-ring cover and D-ring. This will
enable the vehicle to meet the FMVSS 201 standard at this location.
If a customer inquires about the safety of their vehicle prior to owner notification by
Nissan, please inform the customer that this campaign is related to a non-compliance
issue and that the performance and use of the seat belt is not affected.
***** Dealer Responsibility *****
Federal law requires that new vehicles in dealer inventory, which are the
subject of a safety recall, must be corrected prior to sale. Failure to do so
can result in civil penalties by the National Highway Traffic Safety
Please forward all media inquiries to Eric Booth, Nissan Corporate Communications,
***** Vehicles in Dealer Inventory *****
Please use the Service Comm (R0406) to determine which 2004 Titan vehicles in
your inventory may be affected by this campaign and are subject to the sales hold.
***** Parts Availability *****
Nissan will begin shipment of Service Kitsâ€“Tongue, RR (P/N 88844-8S50A) starting
July 13 to all Nissan dealers with Crew Cab model vehicles in dealer inventory.
These kits are being shipped via FedEx to your dealership. You will see these as "will
call" from the Memphis PDC on your Parts Shipment Advice.
Nissan will continue to Service Kits for both the King Cab and Crew Cab model, as
they become available. These shipments will be based on the number of affected
vehicles in your inventory.
***** Repair Instructions *****
Preliminary Repair Instructions required to complete the campaign repair and to
submit the related claim will be available effective July 13 on NNAnet.com and will be
located under My Documents in the Service/Campaign folder.
***** Owner Notification *****
Nissan will begin to notify owners in late September 2004. An ample supply of parts
to repair customer vehicles will be available at that time. A limited supply of parts
for customer vehicles is also available prior to the owner mailing. If you receive
customer inquiries prior to the start of the owner notification process, please inform
the customer (as stated above) that this campaign is related to a non-compliance
issue and that the performance and use of the seat belt is not affected. If the
customer has additional concerns, they can contact Nissan Consumer Affairs at 1-
Your continued support of the safety and customer satisfaction of Nissan Titan
owners is appreciated.
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