Nissan Seeks Exemption from NHTSA on Noncompliance in Titan Trucks

Nissan North America, Inc. has notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)  that certain Titan trucks and NV trucks, buses or multipurpose passenger vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 102 (Transmission Shift Position Sequence, Starter Interlock, and Transmission Braking Effect), but is seeking an exemption.

The vehicles are model year (MY) 2009 through 2012 Nissan Titan trucks manufactured from January 31, 2008, to July 17, 2012, and MY 2012 Nissan NV trucks, buses or multipurpose passenger vehicles (MPVs) manufactured from December 20, 2010 to July 17, 2012.

Nissan has filed an appropriate report dated July 23, 2012, pursuant to 49 CFR Part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.

Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h), Nissan submitted a petition for an exemption from the notification and remedy requirements of 49 U.S.C. Chapter 301 on the basis that this noncompliance is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety.

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