Nissan Recalls Altima for Loose Steering Bolts
Nissan Motor Co. issued a voluntary vehicle recall of 13,919 Altima Sedans of model years 2012 and 2013 in the U.S. for a potential crash hazard due to loose bolts.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated that the recalled vehicles may have bolts that were not properly tightened during production that might fall off during use in a potential crash risk, according to Reuters.
The recalled vehicles were manufactured at the Nissan plant in Canton, Miss. According to the NHTSA, a letter from Nissan stated that some of the vehicles may have four transverse link bolts and two power steering rack bolts that were not torqued to adequate specification, reported Reuters. The bolts may loosen up while driving and the drivers may notice a rattling noise.
Although no crashes or injuries have been reported yet the owners of the recalled vehicles will be asked to bring them to Nissan dealerships to get the bolts torqued to proper specifications, according to NHTSA.