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Recall 12V462000

Front Wheel Bearing Hub Assembly May Crack

Suspension & Steering, October 2, 2012

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

Certain vehicles are being recalled because one or both of the front wheel bearing hub assemblies may wear prematurely and eventually crack.

What Should You Do?

Nissan will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning October 8, 2012. If you notice an abnormal noise from the front wheels, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Summary:

Certain vehicles may have been equipped with front wheel hubs that may not meet the design hardness specifications. A wheel hub that was manufactured below hardness specification may wear prematurely and eventually crack. If the vehicle is driven in this condition, the wheel hub may break, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash. Dealers will replace the left and right side front wheel hub assemblies to correct this concern.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date: October 2, 2012

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V462000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:HUB

Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,417

Summary: Nissan is recalling certain model year 2012 Frontier, Pathfinder, and Xterra two-wheel drive vehicles manufactured from June 19, 2012, through July 12, 2012. These vehicles may have been equipped with front wheel hubs that may not meet the design hardness specifications. A wheel hub that was manufactured below hardness specification may wear prematurely and eventually crack.

Consequence: If the vehicle is driven in this condition, the wheel hub may break, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.

Remedy: Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replaced the left and right side front wheel hub assemblies free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on, or about October 8, 2012. Owners may contact Nissan Customer Service at 1-800-647-7261.

Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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