In a press release, Nissan North America, Inc, in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), announced that they have decided to recall 36,608 Nissan Versas model year 2012, due to their failure to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. Because of a faulty shifter rod and knob, the vehicles can inadvertently be shifted out of “Park” without depressing the brake pedal. This defect poses a crash hazard to motorists and an injury hazard to nearby pedestrians. The affected Versas were manufactured between 9th June, 2011 to 13th January, 2012. Owners will be notified by the company to schedule an appointment at their local dealership where a technician will inspect and, if necessary, replace the shifter knob and shifter assembly free of charge.
As a Harrisburg personal injury lawyer, I’ve seen this sort of vehicle safety recall many times in the past and I understand the challenges that manufacturers face when building quality products for their customers. That said, I have also witnessed the injuries that can result through the use of similar defective products. If you’ve suffered an injury in an accident that you think was the result of a faulty or defective auto product, consult an experienced personal injury lawyer in your area to learn more about your legal rights.Tweet