WASHINGTON — Nissan North America is recalling more than 236,000 Sentra sedans in the U.S. because the tie rods can bend and break, potentially causing a loss of steering control.
The recall covers Sentra compact cars from the 2020-22 model years and expands a June 2021 recall that affected nearly 139,000 Sentra vehicles from the 2020-21 model years.
In North America, the recall affects about 295,000 vehicles made at Nissan’s plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico, and sold in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, Nissan spokesperson Dominic Vizor told Automotive News.
Of the 295,000 vehicles, about 20,000 are in Canada and 38,000 in Mexico. An additional 15,500 vehicles could be affected in other markets outside the North American region, Vizor said.
The left and right tie rods on those vehicles might bend or deform under certain operating conditions, such as a curb impact, according to a recall report submitted last week to NHTSA.