Nissan has announced a small recall affecting 334 vehicles built just a few months back. 2014 Nissan Rogue and Pathfinder and 2014 Infiniti QX60 CUVs built between March 7 and March 10, 2014 could be susceptible to a loose lug nut on the passenger side wheels.

We shouldn't have to explain why a loose lug is a bit of an issue. Thankfully, it's also a ridiculously easy fix. Nissan obviously recommends reporting to your local dealer – and it will begin notifying owners of affected vehicles – but this is one of those rare recalls that has an easy DIY element to it.

Take a look below for a brief bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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RECALL Subject : One Lug Nut per Right Side Wheel may be Loose
Report Receipt Date: MAY 02, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V229000

Manufacturer: Nissan North America, Inc.
SUMMARY:
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2014 Pathfinder and Rogue vehicles and 2014 Infiniti QX60 vehicles. The right side wheels of the affected vehicles may have one lug nut each that was not properly tightened.
CONSEQUENCE:
If the lug nut becomes loose from not being properly tightened, it may fall off, allowing the other lug nuts to become loose, possibly resulting in a wheel separation, and increasing the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and tighten any loose lug nuts to the correct specification, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by the end of June 2014. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.
NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


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      Cruising
      • 6 Months Ago
      Remember folks check your nuts nobody wants Rouge wheels.
      carguy1701
      • 6 Months Ago
      "...but this is one of those rare recalls that has an easy DIY element to it." I wouldn't go that far. Most buyers in this segment have never heard of a torque wrench.
        Susan
        • 6 Months Ago
        @carguy1701
        And do not know where the tools are stored in their car or even what fitting on which to attach the tool.
          SloopJohnB
          • 6 Months Ago
          @Susan
          Tool is often behind the steering wheel.
      Frank Wulfers
      • 6 Months Ago
      I guess the average car owner is not capable of tightening a wheel nut.. If they get a flat tire, they might as well buy a new car..! And the recall starts at the end of June? So 2 months between the recall release and the actual tightening of the nut by a qualified technician. And yes, this is very important news to post on a car enthusiast blog.
        Actionable Mango
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Frank Wulfers
        All the car drivers I can think of... friends, family, co-workers... nearly all would be capable of tightening a lugnut. You must know a lot of really weak people or perhaps you're just full of cynicism.
          carguy1701
          • 6 Months Ago
          @Actionable Mango
          No, he's right. Most car buyers these days are complete morons.
      The Friendly Grizzly
      • 6 Months Ago
      This is exactly the sort of thing pre-delivery inspections are meant to catch.
      Jesus!
      • 6 Months Ago
      Sounds like some Nissan workers have been smokin that Chrysler pot.
      tenspeeder
      • 6 Months Ago
      Loose nuts? That should start some conversations on here.
        Susan
        • 6 Months Ago
        @tenspeeder
        I thought those were usually behind the steering wheel?