Steering Wheel Corrosion Prompts Nissan SUV Recall

Law360, New York (April 25, 2011, 5:19 PM EDT) -- Nissan on Monday launched a voluntary recall of more than 270,000 Pathfinders and Infiniti QX4 SUVs in the U.S. and Canada, less than three months after coming under government scrutiny over reports of steering wheel defects.

The company plans to inspect the front strut tower housings of about 226,000 Pathfinders from model years 1996-2004 and 45,000 Infiniti QX4s from model years 1997-2003 driven in areas with heavy road salt concentration — the main culprit behind damaging corrosion of steering wheel strut towers.

Reports of grinding noises and...
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