Nissan Recalls 196,000 Vehicles
Nissan has recently initiated a recall of approximately 196,000 SUVs sold in the United States due to corrosion issues which may adversely impact steering and suspension systems. The recall covers 1997-2003 Nissan Pathfinders and 1996-2004 Infiniti QX4s.
According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, the problem is greatest for vehicles being operated in regions of the country that use heavy concentrations of road salt to maintain roads during snow storms. In these areas, the mixture of snow/water and salt which results from road maintenance can corrode the strut tower housing in these vehicles. As a result, drivers may experience grinding noises, greater difficulty steering, and in some cases breakage of the steering column. This last issue can lead to loss of steering control and increase the risk of a car accident.
The majority of the recalled defective autos were sold in the following states:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New York
- Rhode Island
- Washington, D.C.
- West Virginia
Nissan plans on inspecting the defective vehicles and will make any necessary repairs at no cost to the vehicle owner.
If you have been injured in a car accident caused by one of these defective Nissan vehicles, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your damages. An experienced defective auto attorney can help ensure that your rights are protected so that you receive the compensation you deserve.