Nissan is recalling 13,919 units of the 2012-2013 Altima sedans due to a problem with loose suspension bolts that could result in a loss of vehicle control. The affected vehicles are built between May 10 and July 26, 2012.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said "These vehicles may have been equipped with transverse link bolts and power steering rack bolts that were not torqued to proper specification. The affected bolts could become loose and fall out which may lead to a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash".
The Japanese carmaker will notify owners and dealers will tighten the bolts to specification. The repair will be performed at no charge. The recall is expected to begin on October 29. Owners can contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261 or NHTSA at 888-327-4236.