Nissan North America is recalling 44,264 Titan and Titan XD Crew Cab full-size pickup trucks because a defect in issue the rear seatbelt could increase the risk of injury.
The recall affects 2016-2017 versions of the vehicles built between Aug. 7, 2015 and Feb. 24.
The rear seatbelt assembly in these trucks may not sufficiently protect a passenger’s head in the event of a collision, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. As a result, the occupant’s head could come into contact with the D-ring bolt trim cap, leading to a higher risk of injury to the passenger.
No injuries related to this defect have been reported.
The issue stems from a design flaw, the NHTSA report said. The rear seatbelt that fails to conform to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard known as “Occupant Protection in Interior Impact,” according to the NHTSA.
The recall is expected to begin Sep. 26, the NHTSA said.