NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 01V174000
Component: SUSPENSION:INDEPENDENT FRONT CONTROL ARM:LOWER
Manufacturer: NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC
Potential Number of Units Affected: 80000
Manufactured From: JUL 2000 To: APR 2001
Year of Recall: '01
Type of Report: Vehicle
Vehicle Description: Passenger vehicles. One or more of the three bolts used to attach each front suspension lower control arm to the body on the left and right sides may not have been properly manufactured.
The bolts could fracture, increasing the risk of a crash.
Dealers will replace the lower control arm attachment bolts. Owner notification is expected to begin by the end of June 2001. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261. Also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Auto Safety Hotline at 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
A comfort for those '01 Sentra owners who also considered buying those cars before:
Recall: '01 Civic, 2 times
Recall: '01 Focus, 2 times
Recall: '01 Protege, 1 time
So don't regret choosing Sentra. It's a very good car for your money.