Some 2009 Nissan GT-R's Being Recalled For Steering Column Defects

If you have an early Nissan GT-R, you might want to get this taken care of soon.  They say in rare cases, can cause a loss of steering control.  The steering column may have been made out of round, causing stress on one of the bearing retainers, causing a fracture.  This same issue also effects some EX35, FX35, and FX45.

"Due to a supplier manufacturing issue, the steering column outer tube on some of the potentially affected vehicles may have been manufactured out of specification (out-of-round). This may cause stress to occur at the upper bearing. In rare instances, this stress may cause the bearing retainer to fracture and lead to excessive play in the steering wheel."

The recall affects the following makes and models:
  • 2008 Infiniti EX35 vehicles built between June 29, 2007 and April 25, 2008
  • 2009 Infiniti FX35 and FX45 vehicles built between October 31, 2007 and April 16, 2008
  • 2009 Nissan GT-R vehicles built between March 14, 2007 and April 25, 2008

All told, 16,973 vehicles registered in the U.S. are included in the recall.

If you own one of the cars listed above and have questions, you're encouraged to call 800-662-6200 (Infiniti) or 866-668-1487 (Nissan). You can also call NHTSA at 888-327-4236 and ask about safety campaign #15V054000. for Nissan Skyline GT-R and GT-R parts.

Source: The Car Connection

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