Recall roundup: Nissan NV image

The Japanese based automaker Nissan has recently announced a recall for the NV vans because of a problem with the transmission shift levers.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 18,880 units of the Nissan NV will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the problem with the transmission shift levers fixed. The NHTSa says that the transmission lever gear selector plate lock clip on certain vans with steering wheel mounted transmission shifters are probably installed incorrectly and, because of road vibrations, the gear position indicator may not accurately indicate the gear shift lever position.

In case of some affected vehicles, the gear position might indicate Park, but the car might still be in gear, and this will increase the chance of a crash and / or injury. Owners of the Nissan NV will be notified by the carmaker soon and the company’s dealers will correct the installation of the transmission lever gear selector plate lock clip, free of charge. Owners will be notified around April 8, 2013. The affected Nissan NV cars have been produced between December 20, 2010, to January 4, 2013.