Franklin, TN – August 01, 2021 – Nissan (OTCMKTS:NSANY) has recalled 138,736 vehicles with an issue that may result in a loss of steering and increase the risk of a crash or injury. This recall includes:
- 2020 Nissan Sentra
- 2021 Nissan Sentra
The affected component is the “inner tie rod” with part number D8521-6LB0A.
A tie rod is part of the steering mechanism that connects the steering wheel to the wheels.
On vehicles that are part of this recall, both left and right tie rods may have been damaged during manufacture, making them less sturdy. As a result, these tie rods may bend or even break apart when going over bumps and other obstacles.
Depending on how severe the damage is, bent tie rods may cause the steering wheel to be “off-center” and vibrate at certain speeds. In addition, a broken tie rod would cause a significant decrease in steering response and control.
A reduction in steering response makes the vehicle less stable and responsive, which increases the chance of a crash or injury. This risk is as severe to the driver and its passengers as it is to other motorists and pedestrians.
Driving with any of the symptoms that indicate an issue with the steering system is extremely unsafe. If such a situation arises, you should get your vehicle towed by an authorized towing service.
Other Nissan recalls
Nissan had recently recalled certain Nissan Murano 2020 crossover SUVs that had faulty control arms. In addition, there was a Nissan Sentra recall earlier this year for faulty brake lights.
The 2020 Sentra is not subject to any other recalls.
To fix the issue, Nissan dealers will check both left and right tie rods and replace them if they are bent. The repair is free of charge. Notifications will be sent to owners around August 05, 2021.
Is your vehicle part of this recall?
This Nissan recall includes almost 140,000 of their sedan vehicles. To check for this and other Nissan recalls, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.