In September 2022, Consumer Reports reported that over 200,000 Nissan Frontier and Nissan Titan pickup trucks have been recalled by the manufacturer due to a risk that they could roll away when parked.
The initial recall was established months earlier, specifically in June 2022, and covered the model years from 2020 – 2022. Then, in September, the recall was expanded to include model years 2022 – 2023.
According to Nissan, the pickup trucks in question could roll away even when the transmission appears to be in park and has advised owners to engage the emergency parking brake each time the car is parked while it works on a solution.
Does the Nissan Truck Recall Mean My Vehicle is a Lemon?
At Shainfeld Law, P.C., our California lemon law attorney in Los Angeles has discussed that vehicle recalls do not necessarily make a car, truck, or SUV a lemon. However, we want California consumers to be aware of their rights and how the California Lemon Law protects them.
The California Lemon Law states that a new or used vehicle that is still under the manufacturer’s warranty is considered a lemon if:
- A defect substantially impairs the performance, safety, or value of the vehicle.
- The defect has not been repaired after a qualifying number of attempts.
- The vehicle has been out of service for at least 30 days, which do not have to be consecutive.
If your vehicle is still under warranty, and is exhibiting signs of a defect that cannot be fixed by the dealership or a certified mechanic, contact our experienced Los Angeles lemon law attorney at Shainfeld Law, P.C., today by calling 310-295-1888 or request a free consultation online.
We have a 99% success rate, and typically produce results for our California lemon law clients in as little as 30-60 days. In addition, the vehicle manufacturer will be responsible for paying our legal fees, so you will never pay any out-of-pocket costs to pursue a positive outcome.
How Do I Know If My Nissan Truck Falls Under the Recall?
If you’re uncertain whether your vehicle is part of the recall, you can:
- Confirm the recalled vehicles on Nissan’s website by entering your Vehicle Identification Number(VIN).
- Contact the manufacturer with any questions related to safety recalls by calling (800) NISSAN-1.
- Log on to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website, which reveals all vehicles subject to an open recall. Once you enter your VIN, you can also uncover whether your vehicle has been part of any other recalls that have gone unrepaired within the last 15 years.