NISSAN MURANO 2006: STEERING:COLUMN LOCKING:ANTI-THEFT DEVICE

Make : NISSAN Model : MURANO Year : 2006
Build Dates : 2004-08-23 - 2006-07-24
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 06V401000
Date Owner's Notified: 2006-12-18 Date Received by ODI: 2006-10-20 Date Added to Database: 2006-10-20
Manufacturers Involved: Nissan North America, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: R0614
Component: STEERING:COLUMN LOCKING:ANTI-THEFT DEVICE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 67014
Summary:
      CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 114, "THEFT PROTECTION." DURING AN INSPECTION OF SOME VEHICLES AT THE ASSEMBLY PLANT, IT WAS FOUND THAT THE STEERING WHEEL WAS LOCKED WITH THE IGNITION KNOB IN THE "OFF" POSITION BUT THE VEHICLE TRANSMISSION NOT BEING IN THE "PARK" POSITION.
Consequence:
      IF THE KEY IS TURNED TO THE "OFF" POSITION WITHOUT THE TRANSMISSION BEING IN THE "PARK" POSITION, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE STEERING WHEEL CAN LOCK WHEN TURNED TO THE RIGHT.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE STEERING WHEEL LOCK ASSEMBLY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMBER 18, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: 571 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 114
Notes:
      NISSAN RECALL NO. R0614.CUSTOMERS 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.