Nissan North America, Inc. has issued a recall for the Nissan Murano.
Description of Recall
Certain sport utility vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 114, theft protection. During an inspection of some vehicles at the assembly plant, it was found that the steering wheel was locked with the ignition knob in the off position but the vehicle transmission not being in the park position.
Severity of the Defect
If the key is turned to the off position without the transmission being in the park position, it is possible that the steering wheel can lock when turned to the right.
Nissan’s Recommended Action
Dealers will inspect and replace the steering wheel lock assembly free of charge. The recall began on December 18, 2006. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.