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Recall 15V054000

Loss of Steering Control

Recall Details

A problem with the steering column may cause a failure in the upper steering bearing, which can lead to increased play in the steering wheel and a loss of vehicle control, either of which can result in an unsafe driving condition. Dealers will replace affected steering wheel column parts free of charge.

Our Quick Take

Steering in some vehicles may be affected by a problem in the steering column creating additional play in the steering wheel and/or a loss of steering control.

What Should You Do?

The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule, but owners should contact customer service at 1-800-662-6200. You can also contact your dealer. Either may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call.

Suspension & Steering, February 2, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
February 2, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
16,973
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V054000
Component
STEERING
Summary
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2008 Infiniti EX35 vehicles manufactured June 29, 2007, to April 25, 2008, 2009 Infiniti FX35 and FX45 vehicles manufactured October 31, 2007, to April 16, 2008, and 2009 Nissan GT-R vehicles manufactured March 14, 2007, to April 25, 2008. The steering column outer tube may not be round, resulting in extra stress being applied to the upper steering bearing. This stress may cause the bearing retainer to fracture, creating extra play in the steering wheel or a possible loss of steering.
Consequence
Extra play in the steering wheel or a loss of steering may increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering shaft on the Infiniti EX35, FX35, and FX45 vehicles, and will replace the steering column assembly on the Nissan GT-R vehicles, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Infiniti owners may contact customer service at 1-800-662-6200. Nissan owners may contact the GT-R hotline at 1-866-668-1487.
Notify
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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