Nissan recalls 2011-2012 Altima sedans due to potential suspension bolt problem

By on Aug 1, 2011 in Announcement, Automobile, Lifestyle, North America, Technology, Travel, United States Comments

Nissan North America announced a voluntary recall to an undisclosed number of its 2011-2012 Altima sedans vehicles due to a potential suspension bolt problem that could end to a crash.



2012 Nissan Altima file photo
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As noted by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on its official website on Monday, August 01, 2011, Nissan is recalling the said models for safety reasons.

According to the report with NHTSA Campaign ID Number 11V371000, the torque of the transverse link bolts of some of these vehicles may not be based on its proper specifications.

This condition could result the bolt to be completely loosen when the vehicle is being driven which will create a rattle noise and vibration, and the driver may eventually find it hard to control the car.

Nissan noted that the recalled vehicles were assembled at the Nissan plant in Canton, Mississippi and were manufactured from April 25, 2011 through June 10, 2011.

As a remedy, Nissan said they will replace the transverse link bolts and nuts and will tighten them to the proper torque specification with free of charge to the car owners.

This latest Nissan recall is being expected to start on or before August 1, 2011, as Nissan advised the affected owners to call their office at 800-647-7261.

For more information, owners are also being advised to contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or visit SaferCar.gov.



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