2009-2010 Nissan Altima and Maxima recall
Nissan’s American division is recalling certain 2009 and 2010 Altima and Maxima cars due to a mechanical defect. The upper front “strut insulators” in 26,000 cars may have been manufactured out of specification, resulting in a potential for the suspension’s “strut insulator” to crack.
According to the U.S. NHTSA safety agency, if the strut insulator is cracked, there is a potential for the strut rod to come out of its mounting position, which could affect vehicle stability and increase the risk of a crash.
Nissan will notify U.S. owners, and dealers there will replace both left and right side front strut insulators free-of-charge. All GCC-spec Altima and upcoming Maxima models are also shipped in from the United States, but it is unknown if UAE, Saudi and other local dealers will take action.