While it might be a little late for you to get direct notification about the recall of 2002 Altimas and Sentras as well as 2005-2006 models with 2.5 liter engines, you can sign up to get notified about recalls if you own a Nissan.

Here’s the link: www.nissanusa.com/apps/recall.

And on a general note, it may be a good idea to register at your car manufacturer’s Web site regardless of what car you own. Car companies will notify you about a range of recalls – they can be minor, such as recalling one part, or major, as in recalling an entire car.

Thanks to Joel Larsgaard, Clark Howard’s producer, for bringing this recall to our attention.

November 23, 2007