Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Nissan points out that altimas in United States loose for steering screw

Nissan Motor Co is 13.919 its top-selling Altima sedans according reminded in the United States because screws that can have improperly tightened during production, could be the risk of a crash increases security to U.S. regulators.

The Altima are limousines of the model from the 2012 and 2013 and Nissan plant in Canton, Miss., from May 10 to July 26, Nissan North America were in that said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"The theme of vehicles produced be link bolts and two power steering can screw with four cross rack, which is not turned on were the right specification," Nissan regulators in a letter said NHTSA showed on its website.

As a result notice the screws loose can shake while driving, the letter States and driver rattling noise.

There was no mention of any injuries or crashes due to this problem on the NHTSA web site.

Until September, percent of the vehicles were sedans in the U.S. market 27 selling Nissan Altima.

The Altima to September sales by 17 percent compared to the previous year to 234.040.

Altima owners are urged to bring their cars into Nissan dealerships, said where the screws of the correct specification will be rotated to NHTSA. The cars are protected guarantee.

"On the basis of the technical judgment found that if a loose screw completely falls out, the driver may occur problems controlling the direction of the vehicle," said Nissan NHTSA.

Nissan, said workers the problem that on 26 July, on the last day of the parties in the callback with the potential problem at the location Canton of produced vehicles were noticed during a routine test.

On 21 September, Nissan, confirmed that some of the subject vehicles at dealers. On 3 October decided there was a safety defect and a recall would be carried.

Nissan NHTSA said owners begins to be notified on 29 October.

Copyright 2011 Thomson Reuters.

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