This issue can cause the engine to stall while the vehicle is in motion and it may not be possible to restart the engine after it stopped, increasing the risk of a crash.

Electrical System — Battery — Cables

Date Announced
DEC 15, 2011
Vehicles Affected
33,803
NHTSA Campaign #
11V579000
Summary
Nissan is recalling certain model year 2010-2011 Sentra vehicles equipped with MR20 engines, manufactured from May 11, 2010, to May 22, 2010, and July 8, 2010, to October 25, 2010. The zinc coating applied to the terminal stud bolt was thicker than specification. This can result in a voltage drop that may cause difficulty starting the vehicle and could cause damage to the engine control module (ECM).
Actions
Nissan will notify owners and dealers will replace the positive battery terminal and cover, free of charge. The recallbegan on January 23, 2012. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.
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