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Recall 08V464000

Nissan Recalls 2009 Altimas for Defective Wheels

Recall Details

Nissan is recalling 2009 Altima models with 16-inch alloy wheels because they may not have been manufactured to specification, which can cause one or more of the five lug nuts attaching the wheel to the vehicle to become loose. If they become loose, it could lead to a loss of control and a crash. Dealers will replace affected wheels.

Affected Cars

Suspension & Steering, September 15, 2008

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
September 15, 2008
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
3,403
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
08V464000
Component
WHEELS
Summary
NISSAN IS RECALLING 3,403 MY 2009 ALTIMA VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 16-INCH ALLOY WHEELS. SOME THESE WHEELS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED TO SPECIFICATION. THIS COULD CAUSE ONE OR MORE OF THE FIVE LUG NUTS ATTACHING THE WHEEL TO THE VEHICLE TO BECOME LOOSE.
Consequence
IF THE LUG NUTS BECOME LOOSE, IT COULD EVENTUALLY RESULT IN A LOSS OF CONTROL AND A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE VEHICLE TO DETERMINE IF IT IS EQUIPPED WITH ONE OF THE AFFECTED WHEELS. IF IT IS, THE WHEELS WILL BE REPLACED WITH NEW ONES THAT HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED TO THE CORRECT SPECIFICATION. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING SEPTEMBER 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.
Notify
CUSTOMERS MAY 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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