Washington, Oct 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Japanese automaker Nissan has announced it is recalling thousands of Altima sedans made in the US, due to their steering bolts that may not have been tightened properly during production.
"The affected bolts could become loose and fall out which may lead to a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash," according to a report from the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
While no injuries or crashes have been reported due to the problem, the recall affects some 13,919 Altima sedans, including some of the last-produced in the 2012 model year and the first of the 2013 model year (when a product was produced).
The vehicles in question were made at the Nissan plant in Canton, Mississippi. According to reports, the problem was discovered during routine tests after one of Nissan's inspectors heard a rattle in a newly produced car.