Nissan North America has decided to recall nearly 196,000 vehicles in the United States due to corrosion problems. According to this report, this is due to corrosion problems that can affect the steering and the suspension system. The recall extends to vehicles that were produced in 1997, including the Infiniti QX4 that was produced and marketed from 1996 to 2004. The affected areas according to the reports include the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington DC, West Virginia and Wisconsin. The recall order made by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration explains that in areas in the US where heavy concentrations of road salt are used, the mixture of water and the salt can compromise the strut tower housing of some vehicles. It added that when this happens, this will increase the steering effort and can even result to loss of steering control and in the end could compromise the life of the driver and the passengers.