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If both struts detach from the brackets, the door will rapidly fall down, possibly striking someone and causing serious injury.

Structure — Body — Hatchback/Liftgate — Hinge And Attachments

Summary
Vehicle description: Sport utility vehicles. Some of the brackets used to attach the two gas struts to the rear door (hatch) may have been improperly made. At high ambient temperatures, the increase in gas pressure in the strut(s) could cause one or both brackets to bend, resulting in the struts detaching from the bracket(s) when opening or closing the rear door.
Actions
Dealers will replace the strut brackets. Owner notification began September 24, 2001. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.
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Date Announced
AUG 30, 2001
Vehicles Affected
31,000
NHTSA Campaign #
01V282000
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