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Nissan Titan Pickups Recalled Due to Wiring Mishap

Nissan is recalling 91,319 models of the 2017-2019 Titan pickup trucks. Those included in the recall are light-duty, gas engine models. Diesels and Titan XD models are not included. The affected vehicles were built between April 14, 2016 and October 8, 2018.

About The Recall

The problem is with the alternator’s wiring harness. According to federal filings with the NHTSA, the alternator wiring harnesses may have been damaged during installation. Essentially, lowering the engine into the truck, the harness may have been from its intended location, “potentially breaching the wiring’s shielding.” according to one report by CNET.

This could cause a situation where there what Nissan calls “abnormal electrical activity.” This could result in an electrical short, flickering of interior lights might flicker, or the truck’s operation could down — including “an engine compartment thermal incident.”

The Fix

The fix is requires technicians to inspect each recalled vehicle to ensure the harness is damage-free. Owners within the next couple weeks. We will keep you informed about this recall as it progresses.

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