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Nissan recalls 2,407 Altima cars for loose tie rod ball joint fastener

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

Nissan North America is recalling 2,407 model year 2020-2021 Altima vehicles.

The company disclosed that the tie rod ball joint fastener was not tightened properly, which could result in the tie rod ball joint detaching from the steering knuckle in motion.

Nissan noted that a detached tie rod ball joint can cause a loss of steering control, and increase the risk of a crash, according to report.

As regards what to do in correcting the error, Nissan will notify affected owners, and dealers will tighten the left and right-side tie rod ball joint fasteners, or install new fasteners, as necessary, free of charge.

The current recall is expected to begin March 31, 2021.

In the meantime, owners may contact Nissan Customer Service on (800) 867-7769, and Nissan’s number for this recall is PC795.

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