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Nissan recalling 20 000 Altima sedans in the United States

Nissan is recalling 20,000 2011 and 2012 model year Altima sedans, according to US safety regulators.

Nissan is recalling 2011 and 2012 model year Altimas built at its Canton, Mississippi, plant from April 25 to June 10, because the transverse link bolt may not have been tightened to the proper specification, according to information posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website by the Japanese automaker. No other Nissan or Infiniti models are involved.

A Nissan spokesman said no accidents or injuries have been reported in relation to the issue.

The bolt in the Altimas affected could loosen during driving, creating a rattling and vibration, according to the NHTSA website. If the bolt came out completely, the driver might have trouble controlling the car’s direction and that could result in a crash.

Nissan will replace the bolts and tighten them to the proper specification, according to the NHTSA website. The recall is expected to begin immediately.

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