NISSAN ( 12V462000 )
Sun, 30 Sep 2012 06:00:00 EST
Vehicle Make / Model:
NISSAN / FRONTIER
NISSAN / PATHFINDER
NISSAN / XTERRA
Nissan North America, Inc.
Report Receipt Date: SEP 20, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
NHTSA Action Number:
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,417
Summary: Nissan is recalling certain model year 2012 Frontier, Pathfinder, and Xterra two-wheel drive vehicles manufactured from June 19, 2012, through July 12, 2012. These vehicles may have been equipped with front wheel hubs that may not meet the design hardness specifications. A wheel hub that was manufactured below hardness specification may wear prematurely and eventually crack.
Consequence: If the vehicle is driven in this condition, the wheel hub may break, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.
Remedy: Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replaced the left and right side front wheel hub assemblies free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on, or about October 8, 2012. Owners may contact Nissan Customer Service at 1-800-647-7261.