Nissan Altima Sedans Recalled for Faulty Bolts
A recall has been announced, affecting nearly 14,000 vehicles in the Nissan brand.
The Japanese car company told the National Highway Safety Administration that was recalling 2012 and 2013 Altima sedans made this year between May 10th and July 26th. These vehicles produced in a Mississippi Nissan plant were discovered to have certain bolts not tightened to the specified torque levels during the production process.
Four traverse link bolts and two power steering link bolts were found to loosen on their own. And when this happens, the driver loses the ability to control the direction movement of the car. When this problem is apparent, drivers might notice a rattling sound. It was discovered at the plant during routine tests of cars coming off the assembly line on July 26th.
Nissan stated there have been accidents and crashes because of this issue but they did not specifiy how many sedans have been ivolved in an accident because of this issue. The motor company plans to ask Altima owners to bring their vehicles back to dealerships in order to correct the torque problem. This will affect 13,919 vehicles.
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