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August 2, 2002

Nissan North America Has Recalled the 2001-2002 Nissan Maxima

(SafetyAlerts) -  Nissan North America Has Recalled the 2001-2002 Nissan Maxima because the pin at the end of the front suspension transverse link (lower control arm) could break.


Number Involved: 90,500

Dates of Manufacture: June 2001 – January 2002

Defect: On some passenger vehicles, the pin at the end of the front suspension transverse link (lower control arm) could break where it is mounted to the frame. This can cause a knocking sound and abnormal steering, resulting in difficulty controlling the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy: Dealers will replace the transverse links on the left and right sides with new ones. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began June 24, 2002. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

[NHTSA Recall No. 02V146]
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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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