2010 Nissan Xterra Recalls
Nissan is recalling certain 2004 - 2010 Titan, Armada, & QX56 vehicles. Also included are 2005 - 2010 Frontier, Xterra, and Pathfinder vehicles for faulty front and/or rear lower control arms in the vehicle's suspension systems. According to the automaker, the problem lies in the control arm's attaching point to the vehicle's chassis. These are called "Cylindrical Collars" and they are welded to the control arm. During the manufacturing process, some collars may contain welds that do not meet Nissan's strength specifications, resulting in the collars possibly separating from the control arm/s. Should this happen, the vehicle handling might possibly diminish to the degree that a crash could occur.
One or both front control arms on the front suspension may fail, increasing the risk of a crash.
Steering column and passenger air bag fasteners may not have been tightened correctly. The steering column may become loose, increasing the risk of a crash. Additionally, the passenger air bag may not deploy as designed.