October 30, 2001
Nissan North America, Inc. Recalls 2000-2001 Nissan
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting
2000-2001 Nissan Sentra manufactured between February 2000 - June 2001.
Number Involved: 115,000
On certain passenger vehicles, the cooling holes in the
steel wheel may have burrs on their edges as a result of improper
manufacturing. These burrs can cause cracks as the vehicle is being driven.
Cracks can propagate between adjacent cooling holes. If enough cracks
develop between the cooling holes, the wheel could fail and separate from
the mounting hub without prior warning. Separation of the wheel from the
vehicle while being operated could result in a vehicle crash.
Dealers will inspect for cracks and replace the wheel if
cracks are discovered. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification
will be conducted in two phases. The first mailing is expected to begin
during October 2001, asking owners to bring their vehicles to a dealer for
inspection of the wheels. Any wheels with cracks will be replaced. A second
owner notification will begin in early December, at which time Nissan will
have an adequate number of replacement wheels, requesting owners who only
had the wheels inspected but not replaced, to return to the dealers for a
wheel replacement. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a
reasonable time should contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.
[NHTSA Recall No. 01V277]
Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list
auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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