Nissan Altima, Titan recalled due to tire sidewall problem
Part of the tire manufacturing process is what is known as curing, which is where pressure is applied to the rubber to give it the final pattern for it and the tread. This move is at the center of another major recall from Nissan in March for nearly 127,000 cars and trucks fitted with Continental branded tires.
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The 2018-21 model year titanium pickups and the 2019-20 model year Altima sedans are particularly affected. In the case of the affected vehicles, it is possible that one or more tires were cured too long by Continental during tire production. As a result, they can develop a break in the sidewall, causing sudden loss of air or separation of the belt edges, which can lead to loss of profile or belt and increase the risk of an impact.
To fix the problem, dealers will check the tires and replace them free of charge if necessary. Nissan will notify owners by April 28, but those with additional questions can call the brand at 800-867-7669, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety line at 888-327-4236, or call them Visit the website to check theirs vehicle identification number and learn more.
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