Recall Alert: 2012-2014 Nissan Frontier

Vehicles Affected: About 13,535 model-year 2012-2014 Nissan Frontier pickup trucks manufactured between Nov. 28, 2012, and Dec. 17, 2013.

The Problem: A circuit breaker may have been installed incorrectly, causing the main wire harness to the circuit breaker to face outward, potentially contacting a metal bolt on the A-pillar. The bolt could wear through the wire harness covering, resulting in an electrical short, which could cause a fire.

The Fix: Nissan will notify owners starting in March, and dealers will inspect the circuit-breaker orientation and, if necessary, repair it for free.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Nissan at 800-647-7261 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit for more info.

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