Following Investigation, Nissan Expands and Recalls Steering Column Problem

Heads up, Infiniti owners! If your steering feels loose, just wait until you come to a stop and the steering column separates entirely. According to Nissan, a manufacturing problem with the outer tube in the steering column is responsible for a recall of 17,000 vehicles.

In the words of the automaker, the outer tube might have been manufactured ‘out-of-round.’ The wrong specifications can cause stress at the upper bearing and cause the bearing retainer to fracture. Once broken, the steering wheel will move without turning the vehicle as intended.

The recall includes the 2009 Nissan GT-R, 2008 Infiniti EX35, and the 2009 Infiniti FX35/FX45.

This post originally appeared on InfinitiProblems.com.