Faulty Bolts Prompted the 2012-’13 Nissan Altima Recall

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has confirmed that Nissan Motor Company has recalled some of the 2012 and 2013 Nissan Altima due to faulty bolts. Nissan has issued a recall order since there is a great possibility that the faulty bolts might become loose and eventually fall out. When this happens, the driver would surely loss control of the vehicle and cause a collision to happen.

Based on the NHTSA’s summary of the problem, the affected vehicles were most likely equipped with the power steering rack bolts and transverse link bolts that were not properly installed and failed to meet the appropriate specifications that the car maker has set. Since these bolts were not properly tightened to proper specification, these might become loose as the days go by and finally fall out. In the event that any of these bolts would fall out, the vehicle might result to loss of vehicle control that could lead to vehicle crash.

Since this is considered as a major problem, Nissan was forced to recall a total of 13,919 units of the 2012 and 2013 Nissan Altima. The recall will cover the Altimas that were produced by the company’s assembling plants from May 10, 2012 until July 26, 2012.

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