Nissan recently issued a recall for almost 605,000 vehicles worldwide on Friday. The recall includes 240,000, 2002 to 2004 Frontier pickups and Xterra SUVs in the U.S., with the company stating "the lower steering column joint on the affected Frontier and Xterra vehicles can develop corrosion that limits the movement of the joint. If the vehicle continues to be driven in this condition it may, in an extreme case, lead to cracking of the steering shaft." There were three reports of this problem in Canada, and zero in the United States. The company is not aware of any accidents caused by the problem.
Also included in the U.S. recall are 14,000, 2010 and 2011 Sentras that were manufcatured from May 15 through July 8, 2010, due to a problem with the battery cable that might cause the engine to stall.