Nissan is recalling certain 2011-2012 Altima sedans due to a potential steering problem. The transverse link bolt may not have been torqued to the proper specification, causing the bolt to become loose while the car is being driven, creating a rattling noise and vibration. This may lead to difficulties in driving the Altima, which could result in a crash.
The Altimas were manufactured at the Canton, Mississippi plant from April 25, 2011 – June 10, 2011. Nissan will replace the transverse link bolts and nuts on the recalled vehicles and tighten them to the proper torque specification for free. For more information, owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.