Nissan recalls more than 13,000 Frontier trucks for fire risk

Nissan is voluntarily recalling more than 13,000 of its midsize Frontier truck for a potential fire risk, according to a federal safety agency.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said 13,535 trucks from the 2012 through 2014 model years are affected by the recall. The trucks could have a circuit breaker improperly installed, causing a bolt to wear through wiring and cause an electrical short.

This short could lead to a fire, NHTSA said. The issue came to light after the driver of a truck in Mexico noticed smoke in the cabin, which was traced back to the circuit breaker in question.

“Nissan is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this issue,” the company said in a statement.

The automaker will begin notifying owners of affected trucks in March and will inspect and potentially replace the circuit breaker and wiring harness at no charge to owners.


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