2013 Nissan Altima Recalled

The brand new Nissan Altima sedan is suffering its first major speed bump in the US, a massive recall targeting 13,919 units that have been built so far. The problem is as dangerous as it is deadly: the some bolts may not have been tightened up properly and could come off.
2013 Nissan Altima 1 photo
Photo: Nissan
The recall affects cars built by Nissan at the Canton plant in Mississippi from May 10th to July 26th this year (so the 2012 model year affected as well).

"Some of the subject vehicles may have been manufactured with four transverse link bolts and two power steering rack bolts that were not torqued to the proper specification," Nissan told regulators in a letter NHTSA

"Based on engineering judgment, it was determined that if a loose bolt falls out completely, the driver may experience difficulty in controlling the direction of the vehicle," Nissan added in its statement.

The recall will begin later this month. Nissan dealers will inspect and retighten the transverse link bolts and power steering rack bolts to the proper torque specification.
If you liked the article, please follow us:  Google News icon Google News Youtube Instagram X (Twitter)
About the author: Mihnea Radu
Mihnea Radu profile photo

Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
Full profile


Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories