Nissan recalls new Altimas for loose bolts

Nissan is recalling more than 13,000 of its Altima sedans because of loose bolts on their steering columns.

The automaker issued the recall for sedans from the 2012 and 2013 model years, which were made at a Mississippi factory.

"Some of the subject vehicles may have been manufactured with four transverse link bolts and two power steering rack bolts that were not torqued to the proper specification," Nissan wrote in a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The agency posted the letter on its website.

Nissan is sending letters to Altima owners asking them to bring their cars into Nissan dealerships, where the bolts will be tightened.

All of the affected vehicles still are under warranty.

See the full letter at

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