Nissan Recalls Altima Vehicles for Incorrectly Torqued Bolts

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Nissan has issued a vehicle defect recall for about 13,919 of its 2012-2013 Altima sedans because they may have been equipped with incorrectly torqued transverse link bolts and power steering rack bolts. According to an article in Consumer Reports, the bolts could become loose and fall out leading to loss of vehicle control and increasing the risk of a car crash. This recall involves Nissan Altima vehicles made between May 10 and July 26, 2012. When the recall begins at the end of the month, Nissan will notify owners and dealers will tighten the bolts to the proper torque specifications at no charge to car owners.


Chevy Cruze Vehicles Recalled for Potential Engine Fires

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Chevrolet is recalling every Cruze built in North America during the past two years for a vehicle defect that can cause an engine fire. According a news report in Forbes, this recent vehicle recall makes it the second time that almost the entire Cruze fleet has been involved. General Motors officials say 413,418 Cruze cars from model years 2011 and 2012 are part of the campaign for issues with the engine shield. The recall involves modifying the shield so that flammable liquids won’t get trapped in the engine compartment posing a fire hazard. This recall was announced after 30 instances of engine fires were reported. There have been no reports of injuries or fatalities as a result of these Chevy Cruze fires. Vehicle owners are expected to be notified next month.