Nissan is recalling the Frontier due to the child seat tether anchors not complying to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 225.
The weld between the tether anchor and the seat gusset bracket is out of specification. This could result in the tether anchor separating from the seat in the event of a crash.
Nissan will be fixing this by replacing the anchors with new ones. 951 Frontiers produced from June 10, 2010, to June 26, 2010 are affected. The recall will begin by September 1st, possibly earlier. If you own an affected Frontier, refrain from placing a child seat in the car until the fix has been installed.
Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s): NISSAN / FRONTIER 2010 Manufacturer: NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC. Mfr’s Report Date: AUG 09, 2010 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V372000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A Component: CHILD SEAT:VEHICLE TETHER ANCHOR Potential Number of Units Affected: 951 Summary:
NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 NISSAN FRONTIER KING CAB VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 10, 2010 THROUGH JUNE 26, 2010. THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 225, “CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE SYSTEMS.” THE WELD BETWEEN THE TETHER ANCHOR AND THE SEAT GUSSET BRACKET IS OUT-OF-SPECIFICATION. AS A RESULT, AND BASED ON NISSAN¿S ENGINEERING JUDGMENT, THE TETHER ANCHOR COULD SEPARATE FROM THE SEAT WHEN TESTED UNDER THE CONDITIONS REQUIRED BY THE STANDARD.
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE TETHER ANCHORAGE COULD SEPARATE FROM THE VEHICLE SEAT INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY TO AN OCCUPANT IN A CHILD SEAT THAT USES THE TETHER ANCHOR.
THE SEAT GUSSET CONTAINING THE TETHER ANCHORAGE WILL BE REPLACED WITH A NEW ONE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.
NISSAN’S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS PC060. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .