Heads up, EX35 owners! If your steering feels loose, just wait until you come to a stop and the steering column separates entirely. According to Nissan, a manufacturing problem with the outer tube in the steering column is responsible for a recall of 17,000 vehicles.
In the words of the automaker, the outer tube might have been manufactured 'out-of-round.' The wrong specifications can cause stress at the upper bearing and cause the bearing retainer to fracture. Once broken, the steering wheel will move without turning the vehicle as intended.
This seems to be a response to last year's EX35 investigation for loose steering. The recall includes the 2008 Infiniti EX35, 2009 Nissan GT-R and the 2009 Infiniti FX35/FX45.More information on carcomplaints.com