According to the Japanese automaker, the affected vehicles have improperly tightened rear-wheel alignment nuts that can cause unwanted movement in the rear suspension arm, allowing rust to build. This could ultimately lead to thread damage on the nuts, eventual tie rod failure, and possible loss of vehicle control.
The new recall is actually an expansion of a previous one and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) advises that all vehicles that have been inspected and fixed under the previous recall need to be reinspected and have a new fix done.
Almost 900,000 models (780,580 in the US) in total are affected and dealers will inspect the tie rods and replace any that have rust or corrosion on the alignment adjustment threads for free. The recall will be launched in phases from September 2013 through February 2014.
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