Monday, August 1, 2011

Nissan, Volvo and Lexus Recalls

Three Automakers Issue Recalls Over Front End Problems.

The Wall Street Journal (7/31, Welsh) reported, Nissan, Volvo and Lexus recently recalled a number of vehicles because of a range of front-end problems that could lead to the vehicles losing control. Nissan is recalling an estimated 20,000 Altima sedans from the 2011 and 2012 model years so that it can replace transverse link bolts that may not have been tightened to the proper specification. The recalled vehicles were built from April 25 through June 10, 2011, at the company's plant in Canton MS. In a filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Nissan said that if the bolts ultimately came loose, a driver could lose control of the vehicle and crash. Volvo is recalling 8,406 S80 sedans from the 2007 model because of an apparent problem with the vehicle's power steering. The vehicles subject to the recall were built from March 8, 2006, through May 16, 2007. The third auto manufacture, Toyota is recalling Lexus RX 350 crossover SUVs from the 2011 model over concerns that a brake problem could adversely affect the performance of the vehicles' antilock-brake and stability-control systems. Toyota said the recall affects 32 vehicles built from Aug. 30, 2010, through May 18, 2011.