Front Supension Attachment Bolts May Be Loose
Suspension & Steering, July 2, 2007
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Our Quick Take:
There are bolts that mount the suspension to the frame that may not be tightened properly. This may cause a rattling noise and vibration. If the bolts are not torqued properly, loss of vehicle control could occur.
What Should You Do?
We at RepairPal have designated this a medium priority recall; this would change to high if front suspension noises became apparent. Please contact your Nissan dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.
The front suspension mounting bolts may not be torqued properly. This may result in a knocking noise and eventually a loss of steering control. Dealers will torque the front suspension bolts. The Nissan recall number is PB037. This recall began on July 2, 2007.
Manufacturer's Report Date:
July 2, 2007
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
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Potential Number of Units Affected:
DURING PRODUCTION, A SELECT NUMBER OF VEHICLES UNDERWENT AN OFFLINE INSPECTION AT THE ASSEMBLY PLANT WHERE A BOLT IN THE FRONT SUSPENSION ASSEMBLY WAS REMOVED. ON SOME OF THESE VEHICLES, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THIS BOLT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN TIGHTENED TO SPECIFICATION WHEN IT WAS REINSTALLED.
IF THE BOLT IS LOOSE, THE DRIVER WILL HEAR A RATTLING NOISE AND NOTICE VIBRATION. IF THE BOLT COMES OFF COMPLETELY, THE DRIVER CAN EXPERIENCE DIFFICULTY IN CONTROLLING THE DIRECTION OF THE VEHICLE WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ATTACHMENT BOLTS AND TIGHTEN THEM TO THE SPECIFIED VALUE. THIS RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 2, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.
NISSAN RECALL NO. PB037. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration