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Nissan Recalls Over 604,000 XTerra, Sentra and Frontier Models

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on November 12, 2010

Nissan North America has announced a recall for 604,500 of its XTerra, Sentra and Frontier models primarily sold in the U.S. to fix problems with battery cables and steering columns. Nissan has recalled 303,000 of its popular Frontier trucks and 283,000 XTerra SUVs to replace a lower steering column joint and shaft. The recall also affects 18,500 Sentra sedans, which will have positive battery cable terminals replaced.

Nissan reports that, in rare cases, the lower steering column joint in XTerra and Frontier models can develop corrosion that limits its range of movement. If the joint is not replaced, the corrosion has led to the steering column becoming cracked, causing the driver to lose control. Problems with the positive battery cable terminals in Sentra models include difficulty starting the vehicle and the possibility of stalling at low speeds.

The recalls affect XTerra and Frontier models made from 2002 to 2004 and Sentras manufactured between May 15, 2010 and July 8, 2010 in Nissan’s plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Nissan plans to begin notifying owners in early December when replacement parts are available. Owners of the recalled models can contact their local Nissan dealer or call Nissan Consumer Affairs at 1-800-NISSAN1 (1-800-647-7261).

Automakers usually announce recalls after problems with their vehicles become too big to ignore. Recalls cost a great deal of money and only become a viable business strategy when personal injury attorneys begin winning cases for clients injured by defective parts and vehicles. Under Florida product liability laws, companies that manufacture, distribute and sell dangerous products that cause injury and death can be found liable for damages.

Automakers don’t recall more than half a million of their vehicles without a strong indication that they are dangerous or are potentially dangerous. If the steering column cracks or the battery cable terminal causes a vehicle to stall, owners of these vehicles can lose control and suffer serious injuries or worse.

Since 1977, James Cunningham has built his reputation as an Orlando personal injury attorney by helping people injured by dangerous products receive fair and just compensation. If you have experienced injury in an accident caused by a defect in one of these Nissan models, you can seek damages against Nissan to help pay medical bills, replace lost wages and receive the ongoing medical care you need. Large corporations such as Nissan have legal teams protecting their interests. Injured people need experienced and aggressive legal representation to protect their interests, too! If you’ve been injured in an accident caused by a defective Nissan vehicle and want to speak with an Orlando product liability lawyer to explore your legal options, call the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham today at 888-425-2004.

James O. Cunningham

Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.

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