The dual-cab ute's steering knuckle bolts may not have been sufficiently tightened, leading to a heightened risk of wheel detachment.
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Nissan Australia has recalled 242 examples of its Navara ute, citing a potential fault with the steering system.

The affected vehicles were sold between 21 July 2020 and 11 December 2020 (Model Years 2020).

The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says: “The steering knuckle bolts may not be sufficiently tightened, which can cause the steering knuckle, hub and the bearing assemblies to become detached.”

“If the front knuckle bolts gradually loosen, vehicle occupants may experience noise and vibration. If the vehicle is driven in this condition, the four knuckle bolts may completely loosen, resulting in wheel detachment.” the notice continues.

“If the wheel detaches, there is an increased risk of an accident that may result in injury or death of vehicle occupants and/or other road users.”

CarAdvice has contacted Nissan Australia for further comment on the hazard. This story will be updated with its response.

A full list of vehicle identification numbers for the 242 cars involved in the recall can be found here.

To have your vehicle checked, find your closest Nissan dealership by clicking here.