Nissan is taking immediate action. They are recalling over 236,000 vehicles in the United States. This measure comes because a potential defect may lead to losing steering control. The issue can put drivers and passengers at high risk.
The recall involves certain Sentra compact cars and models like the Nissan Rogue. It also includes the Infiniti QX60 and Nissan Maxima from 2020 and 2021. The defect involves lower control arm bolts that can loosen over time. This loosening could lead to the front wheels separating from the suspension.
So, what happens if not fixed? Drivers could suddenly lose control over steering. Accidents could happen unexpectedly, some potentially fatal. However, Nissan has reported no injuries or fatalities so far. But, because the risk is high, they’ve initiated a voluntary recall.
Next, Nissan will contact affected vehicle owners. They’ll send them detailed recall information via mail. Free inspections and necessary repairs are on offer at their authorized centers. If a vehicle has a defective component, they’ll replace it for free. This step demonstrates their commitment to safety and customer satisfaction.
The dealers will tackle the steering wheel issues first. They’ll inspect and replace bent or damaged tie rods. When a new design is available, they’ll replace the left and right tie rods. All these replacements will be available at no cost to owners.
Affected owners may wonder if their vehicle is part of the recall. For them, Nissan suggests checking their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on their website. Additionally, they can contact customer service for more information.
Apart from this, Nissan also offers benefits to its customers. They’ve arranged a free monsoon check-up camp from July 15 to September 15. Owners in India can take their vehicles to Nissan and Datsun workshops for free check-ups. They can schedule the service through the NissanConnect app or the Nissan India website.