Nissan North America, Inc., recently announced the recall of approximately 20,000 Nissan Altima vehicles from model years 2011 and 2012. The vehicles were manufactured from April 2011 through June 2011in Canton, Mississippi.
The vehicles are being recalled because the transverse link bolt in the affected vehicles may not have been torqued to the proper specification. Consequently, the bolt may loosen creating a vibration or rattling noise while driving. If the bolt completely comes out, the driver may have difficulty controlling the vehicle’s direction, increasing the risk of an accident.
Vehicle owners will be notified by the automaker to take the vehicle to a Nissan dealer, where the transverse link bolts and nuts will be replaced and then tightened to the proper torque specification. The repairs will be made free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin in early August.
Consumers with questions regarding the recall can reach Nissan by calling 1-800-647-7261. They may also call the Vehicle Safety Hotline of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at 1-888-327-4236 and reference NHTSA campaign ID number 11V371000 or visit http://www.SaferCar.gov to learn more.
If your vehicle has needed multiple repairs for a defect that affects its use, value, or safety, the vehicle could be a lemon. Consulting with a lemon law attorney in Los Angeles can help you determine whether you qualify for coverage under the California lemon law. To learn more, call Howard D. Silver at (855) 341-2611 today for a free consultation.