Nissan is recalling 13,919 new and near-new Altima sedans because
some bolts may not be tight enough, the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration says today.
The error in the 2012 and 2013 Altimas
could have serious consequences. If the nuts loosen and fall off, the
vehicle could veer out of control and crash, NHTSA warns in the recall
The bolts are used to lock down the traverse link and the
power-steering rack. They were supposed to have been tightened to a
specific torque specification, but apparently, some were not.
is going to send a notice to owners to bring in their cars so that
mechanics can check to make sure the bolts were tightened to the correct