Major Car Recall: What New York State Drivers Need To Know
The last couple of precious weeks of summer are upon us, and New York State drivers are taking advantage of it, hitting the road to various destinations across the Empire state and beyond.
Having a reliable vehicle is essential for a safe and hassle-free journey, so it’s important to stay on top of your car’s maintenance.
One major car company in the US has just announced a major recall of a popular compact car, and yours could be one of them. Before hitting the New York State highways, be sure to see if your vehicle is one of those affected for the safety of your family and friends.
Massive Nissan Recall Across New York State
The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration warns that over 230,000 Nissan brand vehicles are being recalled due to a serious safety issue, affecting thousands of New York State drivers. Specifically, owners of certain Sentra models could be affected by the recall.
On these cars, the tie rods that connected the front wheels have an issue that could cause them to bend or break, leaving drivers unable to steer the vehicle.
If this sounds familiar, you’re right. Several of the same vehicles were recalled prior in 2021 for the exact same issue.
How Do You Know If Your Car Is Affected By The Nissan Recall?
Nissan will mail a letter notifying owners of the recalled vehicles beginning October 5th. However, if you’re a Nissan Sentra driver who wants to check before that, you can search using your car’s VIN number on the NHTSA website, or call Nissan Customer Service at 1-800-867-7669.
If your vehicle is indeed one of the ones with the tie rod issue, Nissan dealers will inspect and repair the issue free of charge once new parts are designed and available.
However, if you experience an off-center steering wheel or vibration before that, dealerships will inspect and replace any bent or broken tie rods for free as a temporary fix.
Which Vehicles Are Included In The Nissan Recall?
Drivers of 2020-2022 model Sentras should check immediately with Nissan or the NHTSA on the status of their vehicle.