Nissan recalls about 200,000 Pathfinders/Infinitis

(AP) - Nissan is recalling nearly 200,000 Pathfinder andInfiniti QX4 sport utility vehicles sold in the U.S. because of aproblem that could cause the steering column to break and thedriver to lose control.The recall comes just months after Japan's No. 2 automakerlaunched two other major recalls, including one that involved morethan 2 million vehicles.In the latest recall, Nissan says certain model year 1996-2004Pathfinders and 1997-2003 Infiniti QX4s potentially have thesteering problem, which is the result of snow and salt entering ahole in the car's strut housing and causing water to collectinside. Over time, the strut housing may corrode, possibly causingthe steering column to break.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it'sreceived 35 problem reports.

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