While Toyota has definitely had more than its fair share of recall woes lately, it is not completely alone in its plight. In the misery loves company category, our flagship blog The Car Connection reported that Nissan just announced a recall of 4,038 sport-utility vehicles and pickups due to a possibility that the affected vehicles might have left the factory without properly tightened fasteners.
The recall is fairly narrow in scope, affecting only 2010 Nissan Pathfinders, Xterras, and Frontier pickups manufactured between February 22 and March 13, 2010. Though the recall doesn’t include a large number of vehicles, the affected fasteners in question are associated with some pretty critical components.
The Car Connection reported that two sets of fasteners are included in the recall: the fasteners securing the front passenger airbag module and the fasteners for the steering shaft positioning bracket. No sane driver would want either of these components rattling around or coming loose.
Since most of these affected vehicles are either in transit or already on dealer lots, the fix for the recall is likely to be administered mostly by Nissan dealers for unsold vehicles.
For some more details, head on over to The Car Connection.
[Source: The Car Connection]