Nissan North America is recalling 2008 and 2009 Rogue models for a defective screw in the steering gear box that could result in the driver losing all steering control.
More than 160,000 vehicles are affected by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Campaign Id Number 09V411000. Suspect vehicles were made from March 7, 2007 to July 20, 2009.
The defective part was manufactured in Malaysia by Japanese supplier NSK. Nissan first became aware of the problem in June of 2009 when a report of a steering problem from non-U.S. vehicle was received.
A screw in the steering gear housing cover may loosen over time and could fall out. As it loosens, the steering response of the vehicle “may be compromised but the driver will retain steering control,” according to documents Nissan filed with NHTSA.