The steering recall affects 303,000 Frontier pickup trucks and 283,000 Xterra SUVs. The company says the lower steering column joint can corrode and limit steering movement.
Nissan is also recalling 18,500 Sentra sedans because of a battery cable terminal connector problem that can make the cars difficult to start or stall at low speeds.
About 240,000 Frontiers, 261,000 Xterras and 14,000 Sentras are affected in the U.S. The Japanese company said it will contact owners in December when parts are available. Repairs will be made for free.
Nissan says no injuries or accident have been reported.