Recall roundup: 2012-2013 Nissan Altima image

The Japanese based automaker Nissan has recently announced a recall for the 2012-2013 Altima models because of a problem with some bolts which could become loose and fall out.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 13,919 units of the 2012-2013 Nissan Altima models will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to drive them back to the dealers because of some bolts which could become loose and fall out. If this happens, a possible loss of vehicle control might “step in” increasing the risk of a crash.

“These vehicles may have been equipped with transverse link bolts and power steering rack bolts that were not torqued to proper specification. The affected bolts could become loose and fall out which may lead to a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash”, said the NHTSA in its recalls summary of the problem.

The NHTSA is saying that the affected Nissan Altima models have been produced between the 10th of May, 2012 and the 26th of July, 2012. No other Nissan or Infiniti models are being affected by this recall, which is expected to begin on the 29th of October. Owners are being advised to contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.