US frontier

The recall season looks like it’s far from over. Nissan has issued a recall on around 605,000 vehicles, mostly in North America, Canada and Latin America, due to steering or battery cable-related issues.

The company said the steering recall affects 303,000 Frontier pickups made from July 2001 to Oct 2004 and 283,000 Xterra SUVs built in July 2001 to Jan 2005, all built at the company’s plant in Smyrna, Tennessee and which were sold in the US, Canada, Mexico and in Latin America. Nissan said that corrosion can develop in the lower steering column joint that limits joint movement, and if unchecked, might possibly lead to the steering shaft cracking.

A further 18,500 Sentra sedans, assembled in Mexico and which were primarily sold in the US, were covered by the battery-cable recall, where a connection defect on the positive battery cable terminal can lead to difficulty starting the vehicle or stalling at low speeds.