Dearborn, MI – April 1, 2021 – Nissan (OTCMKTS:NSANY) is recalling 15,223 vehicles whose defective suspension may cause the driver to lose control of the car. It may also result in the front wheels of the vehicle falling off.
The recall includes Nissan Murano 2020 crossover SUVs.
The affected parts are the right hand transverse and the left hand transverse links, with part numbers 54500-5AA0C and 54501-5AA0C, respectively.
Transverse links – also known as control arms – are part of the car’s suspension that keeps the wheels of the car in line with its body. They are connected to the rest of suspension by ball joints. Because of a manufacturing error, these Murano 2020’s links are defective.
As a result, they can get disconnected from the ball joint. This may result in the driver losing ability to steer and getting into an accident. In some cases, it may even result in the front wheels falling off.
Losing control of the car while driving and having the front wheels fall off may result in an accident that may turn fatal not only for the occupants of the car but also pedestrians and other motorists.
Nissan indicates that there are no warning signs. However, at least in some cases, the driver may be able to determine that there is a problem with the links if you notice the following signs:
- Tires wear unevenly.
- “When driving over bumps,” the steering vibrates or you can hear a “banging noise.”
Other Nissan recalls
In 2017, Mazda had recalled RX-8 sports cars also because of pertaining to defective ball joints. Read more on the same here.
The 2020 Murano has previously not been the subject of any recalls.
To fix the issue, dealers will inspect and potentially replace the links. They will also carry out a vehicle alignment procedure if the links are found to be defective. The Nissan recall begins on April 21.
Is your vehicle part of this recall?
Over 15,000 vehicles are a part of this recall. To perform a Nissan recall check, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.