Nissan is recalling more than 41,000 model year 2010 Titan, Armada, QX56, Frontier, Xterra, and Pathfinder vehicles manufactured from November 19, 2009 through March 3, 2010 for a problem with the front wheels, which could send the trucks out of control.
The lower control link assembly has two made cylindrical collars forming the inboard attachment points to the chassis. Because of improper welding, some collars may contain welds that do not meet specifications. The tubing in question came from South Korea.
Nissan told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that if the collar weld separates, the vehicle handling will deteriorate because the wheel’s camber would radically change, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.
Nissan will notify owners and dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during June 2010. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov. NHTSA Campaign ID number: 10V208000.