Nissan Announces Recall of 1995 and 1996 Sentras
20 April 2000Nissan Announces Recall of 1995 and 1996 Sentras
GARDENA, Calif., April 20 Today Nissan announced a safety recall on approximately 14,500 1995 and 1996 model year Nissan Sentra vehicles manufactured from May through November, 1995. On some Sentra vehicles manufactured during this time period that are operated in areas of the country where significant amounts of salt are used on the road in the winter, there is a possibility that a front coil spring may break as a result of corrosion due to salt. A broken spring could puncture a tire and result in loss of control of the vehicle, which could cause a crash. States which use a significant amount of salt include: Connecticut Iowa Massachusetts New Jersey Vermont Delaware Kansas Michigan New York Virginia District of Columbia Kentucky Minnesota Ohio West Virginia Illinois Maine Missouri Pennsylvania Wisconsin Indiana Maryland New Hampshire Rhode Island In order to prevent this incident from occurring, customers who purchased and/or have their vehicle registered in one of the states above will be sent notification letters beginning April 24, 2000, requesting them to contact a Nissan dealership to replace the two front coil springs with an improved type. The free repair service will take approximately two hours, but the dealer may require the vehicle for a longer period of time based upon their work schedule. Customers in non-salt states will be sent notification letters beginning approximately May 22, 2000 advising them of the situation and stating that their vehicle does not have to be repaired, unless the owner has driven the car for a significant period of time in one of the states listed above where it was exposed to road salt in the winter or they are not sure. If so, the front coil sprints should be replaced. Nissan is committed to a high level of customer service and is working with its dealers to address this condition for our Sentra customers.