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Nissan recalls 2014 Nissan Rogue for steering issue

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(Read caption) A man walks out from an entrance of Nissan Motor Co's headquarters in Yokohama, south of Tokyo May 12, 2014. Nissan is recalling some 2014 Nissan Rogue crossovers because of a steering problem.

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Nissan is recalling certain 2014 Nissan Rogue crossovers due to a problem with the steering column. On some vehicles during the manufacturing process, the incorrect bolt was installed on the upper portion of the steering column.

The bolt in question tightens the clamp on the steering shaft, which connects to the steering wheel. The wrong bolt has a flange instead of a lock washer and therefore will not tighten the steering column clamp securely. Should it come loose, steering could be compromised.

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The fix

Dealers will inspect to see if the vehicle has the correct bolt, and if not, replace it with the correct one and torque it properly. This service will be performed at no charge to owners for parts or labor.

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Nissan is managing this recall via VIN (Vehicle Identification Number). The best way to determine if a particular vehicle is involved in this action is to call local dealers with the vehicle's VIN. Dealers will search the Nissan database to see if the vehicle is included in this recall. The repair takes approximately 15 minutes to perform.

For more information or answers to questions, call Nissan Customer Service at 800-647-726, and reference bulletin Number: 14-035 entitled: Recall PC277 - Upper Steering Column Bolt Replacement. Make sure to have the vehicle's VIN available if asked for it.