Nissan recalls 2012-2013 Altima due to incorrectly torqued bolts

Consumer Reports News: October 22, 2012 04:08 PM

Nissan has recalled 13,919 of its 2012-2013 Altima sedans because they 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 can lead to a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

The recall is for Nissan Altima vehicles manufactured between May 10 and July 26, 2012.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will tighten the bolts to the proper torque specifications. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration the safety recall is expected to begin on, or about October 29, 2012.

The Altima is one of our top-scoring family sedans. Check out our sedan buying guide for more.

For more information about this recall, owners of the recalled vehicles can call Nissan Customer Service at 1-800-647-7261, or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or visit

Recall: 2012-2012 Nissan Altima - transverse link bolts and power steering rack bolts Campaign #: 12V494000 [NHTSA]

Maggie Shader

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