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Recall 08V363000

Nissan Recalls 2008 Altimas for Loose Bolt in Suspension

Recall Details

Nissan is recalling 2008 Altima models because the left side front suspension transverse link bolt may not have been tightened to specification. If the bolt were to become loose and fall out while the vehicle is being driven, the driver may experience loss of control, which could result in a crash. Dealers will tighten the transverse link bolt to specification.

Affected Cars

Suspension & Steering, July 31, 2008

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
July 31, 2008
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,018
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
08V363000
Component
SUSPENSION
Summary
NISSAN IS RECALLING 1,018 MY 2008 ALTIMA VEHICLES. THE LEFT SIDE FRONT SUSPENSION TRANSVERSE LINK BOLT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN TIGHTENED TO SPECIFICATION. THIS CONDITION COULD CAUSE THE BOLT TO BECOME LOOSE WHILE THE VEHICLE IS BEING DRIVEN.
Consequence
IF THE BOLT WERE TO COME OUT, THE DRIVER MAY EXPERIENCE DIFFICULTY CONTROLLING THE DIRECTION OF THE VEHICLE WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL TIGHTEN THE TRANSVERSE LINK BOLT TO SPECIFICATION FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE AUGUST 11, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.
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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.
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