Nissan Announces Recall of Over 200,000 Versa Subcompacts
Oct. 5, 2015—Nissan is recalling 218,019 model year 2007–2012 Versa subcompacts due to road salt corroding the metal springs, which causes them to break, according to a report by USA Today.
If the coil springs fail, they can collapse and puncture the front tires, which could cause drivers to lose control. Nissan reported this problem to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in a filing.
The problem is created by cold weather, so the recall only applies to cars that were bought or driven in certain states, mostly in the upper Midwest and Northeast.
Nissan plans to fix the problem by replacing both of the front springs, according to USA Today.