By Jennifer Geiger
Nissan is recalling 2,417 model-year 2012 versions of the Frontier, as well as 2012 versions of the Pathfinder and Xterra SUVs, due to problems with the front-wheel hubs, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The affected vehicles were manufactured from June 19 through July 12 (you can check your vehicle's build date on a sticker on the driver-side doorjamb) and have front wheel hubs that may wear prematurely and eventually crack. This could reduce the driver's ability to control the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. The recall also affects 25 Suzuki Equators that have already been quarantined at Suzuki dealerships prior to being sold.
Nissan will notify owners starting Oct. 8, and dealers will replace the affected parts free of charge. Owners can call Nissan at 800-647-7261 or NHTSA's vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 for more info.