DETROIT - Nissan is recalling nearly 13,000 Versa Note subcompact hatchbacks because of problems with bolts in the back of the vehicle.
The company says the recall affects cars from the 2014 model year that were built in Mexico before July 5 and distributed mainly in North America. Nissan says bolts holding the rear seat back latches may not be strong enough. This could increase the injury risk for back-seat passengers in a crash.
Other bolts that secure the body to the undercarriage may not have been tightened enough or could be missing in rare cases. That could weaken the car's rear-crash performance. Nissan says it knows of no crashes or injuries from the problems.
Dealers will check the bolts and fix or replace them. Owners will be notified in mid-August.