Loose bolts, crash risk prompt Nissan to recall nearly 14K Altimas

Loose bolts, crash risk prompt Nissan to recall nearly 14K Altimas

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The Nissan Altima is viewed during the first day of press previews at the New York International Automobile Show April 4, 2012 in New York. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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by The Associated Press

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Posted on October 22, 2012 at 7:02 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Nissan is recalling certain model year 2012 and 2013 Altima vehicles that total about 13,900 because its bolts could become loose and fall out, increasing the risk of a car crash.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says on its website that the vehicles may have been equipped with transverse link bolts and power steering rack bolts that were not torqued to proper specification.

The vehicles were made from May 10 through July 26. Dealers will tighten the bolts to the proper specifications. The recall is expected to begin on or about Oct. 29. Owners with questions may call Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

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