Nissan North America announced today that it is recalling 604,500 vehicles to fix an issue with the steering columns and battery cables. Around 515,000 units are being recalled in the United States while the remaining will occur in Canada, Latin American and African countries.
“At Nissan, we”re committed to the safety and satisfaction of our customers. We regret any inconveniences that our customers may experience as we address these issues,” said Kevin Martin, vice president of Total Customer Satisfaction for NNA.
The recall includes the Frontier, Xterra and Sentra. In the U.S. approximately 240,000 Frontier, 261,000 Xterra and 14,000 Sentra vehicles are being recalled.
“Nissan recently discovered that in certain rare instances, the lower steering column joint on the affected Frontier and Xterra vehicles can develop corrosion that limits the movement of the joint,” Nissan said in a statement. “If the vehicle continues to be driven in this condition it may, in an extreme case, lead to cracking of the steering shaft.”
Hit the jump for the list of model years involved.
- Model Year 2002 through 2004 Nissan Frontier vehicles manufactured from July 9, 2001 to October 20, 2004 in Smyrna, Tenn., for the North American markets
- Model Year 2002 through 2004 Nissan Xterras manufactured from July 9, 2001 to January 6, 2005 in Smyrna, Tenn., for the North American markets
- Nissan Frontier vehicles manufactured from November 30, 2001 to June 26, 2008 in Curitiba, Brazil for South and Central American markets
- Nissan Xterra vehicles manufactured from February 17, 2003 to June 13, 2008 in Curitiba, Brazil for South and Central American markets
- Nissan Sentra vehicles manufactured from May 15, 2010 to July 8, 2010 in Aguascalientes, Mexico for global markets
– By: Zain Haq