Nissan Murano Vehicles Recalled for Steering Defects

Nissan Murano Vehicles Recalled for Steering Defects

Nissan is issuing a vehicle defect recall for 15,223 Murano SUVs because of concerns about potentially defective suspension parts that could affect the steering. According to Consumer Reports, the automaker has tracked the problem to right and left transverse links that may not have been constructed properly.

Details of the Recall

In documents submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Nissan explains that in rare cases, the ball joint may separate from the transverse link, which could result in loss of vehicle control and increase the risk of a crash. A supplier initially flagged the problem.

Nissan is not aware of any warranty claims, accidents or injuries related to this problem. The SUVs that may have this defect were built from July 28 2020 to Sept. 16, 2020. When the recall begins, dealerships will inspect the vehicle, looking to see whether parts from the suspected group are installed.

If that is the case, the technician will replace the affected traverse links and perform an alignment. If you own one of these recalled vehicles and have questions or concerns, call Nissan customer service at 800-867-7669. If you are not sure whether your vehicle is part of this call, visit NHTSA’s website and plug in your car’s 17-digit vehicle identification number or VIN.

The Danger of Steering Issues

The ability to steer your vehicle is critical. When you are not able to control the steering, the vehicle could possibly spin out of control, and it could be difficult even for experienced drivers to regain control of the vehicle. Steering defects could cause collisions that have the potential to result in catastrophic injuries or even fatalities.

There are a number of symptoms that indicate steering problems or a potential steering failure. One of the first signs you may see is difficulty turning the wheel. If you have power steering, this could mean that the system has a problem. If your steering wheel vibrates, it could mean that your wheel alignment is off or that there is an issue with the power steering. When your steering wheel is loose, that is also a sign of a defect or malfunction.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective auto or faulty vehicle part, please contact an experienced auto products liability lawyer who has successfully fought and won against these large automakers. The best auto defect law firms will always offer a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation to injured victims and their families.

Source: https://www.consumerreports.org/car-recalls-defects/nissan-murano-recalled-due-to-potential-steering-problems/

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