Nissan Recall 2010: 604,500 Frontier, Xterra, and Sentra models due to Steering and Battery Defects (Product List)

By on Nov 13, 2010 in Automobile, Lifestyle, Travel, United States, World Comments

A recent Nissan Recall 2010 involves 604,500 cars which include Frontier, Xterra, and Sentra models due to lower steering and battery defects, according to their announcement.

As posted at NissanNews on Thursday, November 11, 2010, Nissan North America (NNA) is announcing a voluntary safety recall for 303,000 Frontier and 283,000 Xterra models.

According to them, a corrosion can build up to the lower steering column joint on the affected Frontier and Xterra models, and apparently limits the movement of the said joint.

In extreme conditions, this can lead to the damage of steering shaft if they are being continuously used. But as of this writing, no injuries have been reported to Nissan.

Nevertheless, Nissan said they will replace the lower steering column joint and shaft for the affected models, which were previously sold in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, US, and a number of other Latin American countries.

The affected models were said to have been manufactured at the Smyrna, Tenn., plant between July 2001 and January 2005 and at the Curitiba, Brazil plant between November 2001 and June 2008.

For the Sentra model, Nissan said about 18,500 cars were affected and the positive battery cable terminal should immediately be replaced.

This is due to a possible difficulty in starting them, or in a few cases, can cause stopping when they are driving at low speeds.

According to Nissan, these vehicles were sold in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, US, and a number of other Latin American and African countries, and were manufactured at the Aguascalientes, Mexico plant between May 22, 2010 and July 8, 2010.

And just like for the Frontier and Xterra, no injuries were reported as of this writing.

Below is the complete list of models affected by this latest Nissan recall 2010.

Model Year 2002 through 2004 Nissan Frontier vehicles manufactured from July 9, 2001 to October 20, 2004 in Smyrna, Tenn., for the North American markets

Model Year 2002 through 2004 Nissan Xterras manufactured from July 9, 2001 to January 6, 2005 in Smyrna, Tenn., for the North American markets

Nissan Frontier vehicles manufactured from November 30, 2001 to June 26, 2008 in Curitiba, Brazil for South and Central American markets

Nissan Xterra vehicles manufactured from February 17, 2003 to June 13, 2008 in Curitiba, Brazil for South and Central American markets

Nissan Sentra vehicles manufactured from May 15, 2010 to July 8, 2010 in Aguascalientes, Mexico for global markets

In the U.S., approximately 240,000 Frontier, 261,000 Xterra and 14,000 Sentra vehicles were affected by this recall, while approximately 4,500 Frontier, 9,900 Xterra and 1,900 Sentra cars in Canada.

Meanwhile, Nissan says they plan to start notifying affected car owners in the early part of December after the replacement parts will arrive.

Owners then will be requested to bring their vehicles to dealers for the free parts replacement.

For more details regarding this recall, Nissan listed contact numbers for US and Canada, which are 1-800-NISSAN1 (1-800-647-7261), and 1-800-387-0122 respectively.

Nissan also said customers may also contact their respective authorized dealers, or may visit their official news website at NissanNews.com.



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