Nissan Begins Service Campaign on 2 Million Cars
Aug. 2, 2019—Nissan will do a "service campaign" to fix about 200,000 Altima midsize cars, reported The Detroit Free Press. A suspension part can come loose from the frame due to corrosion.
The campaign falls short of a recall, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is continuing an investigation into the problem. The investigation covers more than 2 million cars.
NHTSA began investigating last year after getting complaints that the parts could crack and fail. Control arms let the wheels and tires travel up and down over bumps. On Thursday, it expanded the probe to include more than 2 million Altimas from the 2013 through 2018 model years.
The agency says Nissan acknowledges that cracks can develop in the parts and they're made worse by corrosive road salt. The parts were redesigned in January of 2018 to improve durability, the NHTSA says.