Nissan recalling 200K pickups over rollaway risk

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Nissan is recalling more than 200,000 pickup trucks due to a faulty parking element, which could cause the vehicles to roll when parked.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, certain 9-speed automatic transmission Nissan Titans and Nissan Frontiers may have defective parking prawls.

The parking prawls are designed to automatically lock up the transmission when the vehicle is in park and prevent it from moving. If the parking prawl does not engage, an affected vehicle may move after the shifter has been placed at "park," thus increasing the risk of injury or crash.

Nissan noted that there is no preceding warning, so drivers have no indication their parking system isn't working properly.

At this time, Nissan is not aware of any reports of crashes or injury.

The recall covers approximately 203,223 vehicles. Affected models include:

2020-2023 Titan, produced between Dec. 13,2019 and Aug. 25, 2022
2020-2021 Frontier, produced between June 10, 2020, and June 25, 2021
2022-2023 Frontier, produced between July 13, 2021 and Aug. 25, 2002

Owners are being advised to use the parking brake when parking their vehicle, every time, until further notice.

Nissan owners will be notified by Nov. 1, if they have one of the recalled vehicles. An investigation is ongoing and Nissan is still developing a remedy plan to fix the issue.

The automaker is also continuing the process of determining whether other Nissan or Infiniti vehicles may be affected.

This recall is separate from one issued in June for a similar issue, according to Nissan.