Recalls: Nissan and NHTSA recall 2012 Nissan Frontiers, Pathfinders, Xterras over front wheel hubs
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  • 2012 Nissan Xterra
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Nissan of North America and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have just issued a recall for a mixture of 2,417 2012 Nissan Frontiers, Pathfinders, and Xterras, over faulty front wheel hubs.

The campaign’s press release states that the vehicles equipped with front wheel hubs may not meet “design hardness specifications.” As a result, premature wear and failure can occur. Should the wheel hub fail…well, I’m sure you can imagine what would happen.

For full details on the report, check out the press release after the jump. Nissan will begin notifying owners and will replace the parts affected for free.

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):

Manufacturer: Nissan North America, Inc.

Report Receipt Date: SEP 20, 2012

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V462000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A


Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,417

Nissan is recalling certain model year 2012 Frontier, Pathfinder, and Xterra two-wheel drive vehicles manufactured from June 19, 2012, through July 12, 2012. These vehicles may have been equipped with front wheel hubs that may not meet the design hardness specifications. A wheel hub that was manufactured below hardness specification may wear prematurely and eventually crack.

If the vehicle is driven in this condition, the wheel hub may break, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replaced the left and right side front wheel hub assemblies free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on, or about October 8, 2012. Owners may contact Nissan Customer Service at 1-800-647-7261.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to

– By: Chris Chin

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