NISSAN Xterra Trailer Hitches Recall | Sept 30, 2005

2005 NISSAN Xterra Trailer Hitches Recall | Sept 30, 2005

Certain Valley Industries Hitch-class Iii Receiver Trailer Hitches P/n 82850 Manufactured Between March And September 2005 Sold For Use As Replacement Equipment For 2005 Nissan Xterra Passenger Vehicles. Due To Insufficient Weld Strength, Under Certain Circumstances, The Hitches May Break While In Use.

The Trailer Or Item In Tow May Release Partially Or Wholly From The Motor Vehicle, Possibly Resulting In A Vehicle Crash.

Summary Of Corrective Actions Taken: Valley Industries Will Notify Its Customers And Replace The Trailer Hitches Free Of Charge. The Recall Began On November 3, 2005. Owners May Contact Valley Industries At 209-368-8881.

Customers May 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.

This recall was issued on Sept 30, 2005 for 2005 NISSAN Xterra, manufactured by VALLEY INDUSTRIES, in response to Trailer Hitches problems.

NISSAN Xterra Trailer Hitches Recall | Oct 05, 2005

2005 NISSAN Xterra Trailer Hitches Recall | Oct 05, 2005

On Certain Sport Utility Vehicles Equipped With A Nissan Accessory Tow Hitch, Inadequate Quality Of Some Welded Joints In The Hitch Assembly May Result In Separation Of The Hitch From The Vehicle When Being Used To Tow.

This Could Result In The Trailer Separating From The Vehicle And Cause A Crash Without Warning.

Summary Of Corrective Actions Taken: Dealers Will Replace The Tow Hitches. On October 17, 2005, Owners Were Sent An Interim Letter Advising Them Not To Use The Tow Hitch Until It Can Be Repaired. Another Letter Was Sent Out On November 21, 2005, Notifying Them To Bring Their Vehicles In For Repair. Owners May Contact Nissan At 1-800-647-7261.

Customers May 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.

This recall was issued on Oct 05, 2005 for 2005 NISSAN Xterra, manufactured by NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC., in response to Trailer Hitches problems.