Nissan Recalls Altimas in US


NBC News - October 23, 2012

Nis­san Motor Co is recall­ing 13,919 of its top-sell­ing Alti­ma sedans in the Unit­ed States due to increased the risk of a crash, accord­ing to U.S. safe­ty reg­u­la­tors.

The Alti­ma sedans are from the from the 2012 and 2013 mod­el years and were made at the Nis­san plant in Can­ton, Miss., from May 10 to July 26.

“Some of the sub­ject vehi­cles may have been man­u­fac­tured with four trans­verse link bolts and two pow­er steer­ing rack bolts that were not torqued to the prop­er spec­i­fi­ca­tion,” Nis­san told reg­u­la­tors in a let­ter NHTSA showed on its web­site.

As a result, the bolts may shake loose dur­ing dri­ving, the let­ter states, and dri­vers may notice rat­tling noise.



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