Nissan North America has initiated a voluntary safety recall on all 2012 Nissan Titans built between the dates of June 10, 2011 to July 22, 2011 that are equipped with the Sports Appearance package--a total of 918 vehicles.
The problem stems from the fact that the specific tire pressure and capacities label misidentifies the number of passengers that can be seated in that truck. Government officials contend that the mislabeling could lead to improper overloading, and, thus, lead to the increased possibility of a crash. 2012 Sport package-equipped Titans come with front bucket seats so they can only seat five passengers. According to the Wall Street Journal, the labels note maximum capacity for the trucks produced during that six week period to be six passengers.
As a remedy to the mislabeling, Nissan will supply owners with a new label and a set of instructions on how to apply. Of course, if Nissan Titan owners suspect their truck was produced in that timeframe, they can also bring it to the nearest dealer and have them take care of it as well.
The safety recall is expected to start on or about May 14, and owners can call Nissan with any additional questions about the recall at 615-725-1000. Of course, anyone looking for more information about this or any other recalls at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) safety vehicle hotline at 888-327-4236 or by going to www.safercar.gov.