Nissan Recalls 36,608 Versa Sub-Compacts for Faulty Transmission

By Jason Davis | February 13, 2012
Nissan announced a recall this morning for 36,608 2012 Versa sub-compacts with an automatic transmission for "theft prevention" reasons. According to the recall, "due to interference between the shifter rod and the shift knob, the vehicles may be shifted out of the park position without depressing the brake pedal." As a result, the operator (perhaps a small child?) can shift the car into gear without using the brake pedal, thereby increasing risk of accident and injury. Beginning February 20, Nissan will notify owners of the recall, and dealers will inspect the shift knob and shift assembly as needed, free of charge. For more information, contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261, the NHTSA hotline at 1-888-327-4236, or at, referencing campaign ID number 12V032000.
Source: NHTSA