Lemberg Law is investigating complaints concerning sudden loss of steering for the 2021 Nissan Sentra. Vehicle owners are reporting to the NHTSA that after a loud snap sound, they no longer have the ability to steer the vehicle.
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Is there a problem with steering in the Nissan Sentra?
Yes, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has logged several consumer complaints from vehicle owners regarding a steering issue in the 2021 Sentra. More specifically, the issue make drives unable to steer the vehicle which increases the risk of a crash.
Nissan issued a recall notice (NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V-461) for this issue on June 17, 2021 for 138,736 vehicles. The cause of the issue is bent tie rods. The recall explains: “A bent tie rod condition may impair the driver’s ability to steer the vehicle. The steering wheel may be off-center and/or experience vibration. In the worst case scenario, if the tie rod breaks, it can lead to a partial loss of steering control which may increase the risk of a crash.”
What Problems are 2021 Sentra Owners Experiencing?
Many complaints state hearing a loud noise or snap from under the vehicle and then losing the ability to steer the vehicle. Several of the complaints filed with the NHTSA are from vehicles traveling at a high rate of speed and one complaint states a crash occurred as a result of the issue.
An owner from Texas states:
“… while driving approximately 50 MPH, the contact heard a noise coming from underneath the steering wheel. The contact then lost control of the vehicle momentarily during a rainstorm. The contact was able to regain control of the vehicle. … stated that the AEB warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a local dealer where it was diagnosed but was not repaired. The manufacturer was informed of the failure and told the contact that they were unable to assist.”
An owner from Kansas filed a complaint on the NHTSA website stating:
“The contact owned a 2021 Nissan Sentra. The contact stated their daughter was driving at 30 mph, when the driver was merging into a lane when the driver heard an unidentified noise and lost control of the vehicle, and crashed into a telephone pole. The air bags did deploy. The driver had a laceration and bruise and swelling in the left knee. The driver declined medical treatment at the scene. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a tow yard where it was later deemed as a totaled loss. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.’
What should you do if your Nissan Sentra is experiencing a steering issue?
It is possible that your Nissan Sentra is a lemon. Allow our experts to work on your lemon case at no cost to you. The law requires Nissan to pay the legal fees for your claim.
If you are unable to steer your Sentra and you are interested in becoming a class action plaintiff, complete our case evaluation form or call us at 844-928-4443.