Nissan has recently announced a recall for the 2012 Frontier, Pathfinder and Xterra models because of the front wheel hubs which may break.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2,417 units of the 2012 Nissan Frontera, Nissan Pathfinder and Nissan Xterra will have to be taken back to the dealers because of a problem with the front wheel hubs which may break. The NHTSA is saying that the affected models are coming with two-wheel drive and have been produced at the company’s Smyrna, Tennessee plant between June 19, 2012 and 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”, as the NHTSA is saying in ins recall summary of the problem.
The Japanese based automaker is saying that no complaints, injuries or crashes have been reported because of this recall. No other models made by Nissan or Infiniti are being affected by a similar problem. The recall is expected to begin on the 8th of October. Owners of the above mentioned models are being advised to contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.