Nissan is recalling vehicles from its line of 2012 Frontier, Pathfinder and Xterra due to a problem with the front wheel hubs. More than 2,400 cars may be affected by the defect.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) originally reported the recall. According to the NHTSA, the front wheel hubs on models of the Frontier, Pathfinder and Xterra may not have been made with the proper hardness, leading the hub to wear down and crack prematurely. If this were to happen, drivers may find themselves in an unsafe situation or potentially a crash.
The Car Connection reports that the problem was discovered during an in-house inspection in the middle of the summer, and Nissan then conducted internal research to determine the cause of the problem.
The vehicles that are being recalled were all manufactured between June 19 and July 12 of this year. The automaker claims that the initial problem with the wheel hubs was due to a supplier error, and the issue has since been corrected.
Nissan will notify drivers of the affected cars, and dealerships will provide free car repair to fix the front wheel hubs.