Nissan North America has announced a recall of 196,000 sport utility vehicles in the United States.
According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, the vehicles are being recalled for corrosion problems thatcould damage steering and suspension systems. The recall affects Nissan Pathfinder SUVs from model years 1997 through 2003 and Infiniti QX4 SUVS sold from1996 to 2004.
“In areas of the country in which heavy concentrations offroad salt are used, a mixture of snow/water and salt . . . may result in corrosion of the strut tower housing in some subject vehicles,” the NHTSAwebsite said. “This may lead to grinding noises, increased steering effort, and possibly the steering column to break, resulting in the loss of steering control, which could result in a crash.”
The recall only affects vehicles sold in 20 cold-weather U.S. states.
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