2009 Nissan Xterra
First order of business, General Motors is recalling almost 14,000 units of the 2011 Buick Lucerne and Cadillac CTS cars because of a possible risk of fire due to a steering fluid leak. Nissan is also going to recall 605,000 cars for problems at the batteries and the steering wheel column. The same situation goes for Chrysler who is recalling 16,000 Jeep Liberty units that have a faulty windshield-wiper system.
The steering fuel leak in the Cadillac CTS and the Buick Lucerne is most likely caused by either an alternator cable that is touching the steering return line and causes the steering line to wear through or by the starter. The steering fluid may cause fire ignitions if it leaks onto hot engine components.
The General Motors automobiles that are recalled are all equipped with V8 engines. Owners of these cars should take the cars to the dealerships in order to have the lines either secured or rerouted in order to prevent any unfortunate accidents. The owners of the cars do not have to pay any money for this intervention.
2008 Jeep Liberty
Second order of business, Nissan is recalling 303, 000 Frontier trucks and 283, 000 Xterra sport utility vehicles due to a faulty steering-column caused by corrosion that most likely limits the movement of the lower joint and in some cases, crack the steering shift. Nissan is also recalling 18, 500 Sentra cars due to a battery flaw. This defect is in the car’s positive cable terminal and can cause serious difficulty when stalling at low speeds or starting the vehicle. All the cars are manufactured between 2001 and 2010. According to Nissan, no accidents or injuries have occurred due to these technical problems. The company will start notifying its customers this December and the intervention to the cars will be free of charge.
Last order of business, Chrysler is also recalling the Jeep Liberty SUV’s manufactured in 2008 because there is a major possibility that water might get into the windshield-wiper motor and cause the car’s wipers to stop working. The customers that are affected by this can take their cars to the dealerships where the mechanics will replace the windshield-wiper free of charge.