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Nissan Altima Recall Information


NEWS: Nissan is recalling certain 2013-2014 Altima, LEAF, Pathfinder, and Sentra, 2013 NV200 (aka Taxi) and Infiniti JX35 and 2014 Infiniti Q50 and QX60 vehicles; AIR BAGS , ELECTRICAL SYSTEM 
Report Receipt Date: MAR 25, 2014 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V138000 
Component(s): AIR BAGS , ELECTRICAL SYSTEM 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 989,701 

MARCH 2014 -- Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Altima, LEAF, Pathfinder, and Sentra, model year 2013 NV200 (aka Taxi) and Infiniti JX35 and model year 2014 Infiniti Q50 and QX60 vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the occupant classification system (OCS) software may incorrectly classify the passenger seat as empty, when it is occupied by an adult. If the OCS does not detect an adult occupant in the passenger seat, the passenger airbag would be deactivated. Failure of the passenger airbag to deploy during a crash (where deployment is warranted) could increase the risk of injury to the passenger. Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will update the OCS software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in mid-April 2014. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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NEWS: Nissan North America is recalling certain model year 2013 Altima vehicles
Report Receipt Date: APR 24, 2013 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V158000 
Component(s): TIRES 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 123,308 

APRIL 2013 -- Nissan North America is recalling certain model year 2013 Altima vehicles manufactured March 21, 2012, through March 26, 2013. The spare tires may have been significantly over- or under-inflated. Tires that are significantly over- or under-inflated may fail without warning, increasing the risk of a crash. Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and adjust the spare tire pressure, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 3, 2013. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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NEWS: Nissan is recalling 2013 Altima, LEAF, Pathfinder, Sentra, and Infiniti JX35 vehicles
Manufacturer: Nissan North America, Inc
NHTSA Campaign ID number: 13V069000  @  www.Safercar.Gov
Report Receipt Date: MAR 01, 2013 
Component(s):  AIR BAGS 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 0

MARCH 2013 -- Nissan is recalling certain model year 2013 Altima, LEAF, Pathfinder, Sentra, and Infiniti JX35 vehicles. Sensors within the passenger Occupant Detection System (ODS) may have been manufactured out of specification. This may cause the system to malfunction and permanently suppress the passenger airbag. If the vehicle is involved in a crash necessitating airbag deployment and the passenger airbag is suppressed, there may be an increased risk of personal injury. Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the ODS sensors and replace them as neccessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in early April 2013. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov. 13V069000

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NEWS: Nissan is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Altima vehicles
NHTSA Campaign ID number: 12V494000  @  www.Safercar.Gov

OCTOBER 2012 -- Nissan is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Altima vehicles manufactured from May 10, 2012, through July 26, 2012. These vehicles may have been equipped with transverse link bolts and power steering rack bolts that were not torqued to proper specification. The affected bolts could become loose and fall out which may lead to a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash. Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will tighten the bolts to the proper torque specifications. The safety recall is expected to begin during November 2012. Owners may contact Nissan Customer Service at 1-800-647-7261. 12V-494

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NEWS:  Nissan is recalling certain 2012 Altima and Versa vehicles

FEBRUARY  2012 -- Nissan is recalling certain model year 2012 Altima and Versa vehicles. These vehicles may be equipped with side curtain air bags that contain an incorrect propellant mixture for the initiator component used, resulting in insufficient output of compressed gas. The side curtain air bags may not deploy, increasing the risk of injury. Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace one or both side curtain air bag modules, as necessary, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on February 27, 2012.  12V-055

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AUGUST 2011 -- Nissan is recalling certain model year 2012 Nissan Altima vehicles manufactured from June 15, 2011, through June 21, 2011 and model year 2012 Nissan NV vehicles manufactured from June 23, 2011, through June 28, 2011 because the air bag control unit (ACU) was assembled incorrectly. The affected ACU will not operate as designed and this issue may cause the air bags not to inflate in a crash when they are designed to inflate. This could increase the risk of injury. Nissan will replace the air bag control unit free of charge. The safety recall began on August 22, 2011.   11V-408

JULY 2011 -- Nissan is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Nissan Altima sedan vehicles manufactured from April 25, 2011, through June 10, 2011, at the Canton, Mississippi plant. The transverse link bolt may not have been torqued to the proper specification. This condition could cause the bolt to become loose while the vehicle is being driven, creating a rattling noise and vibration. If the bolt comes out completely, the driver may experience difficulty controlling the direction of the vehicle which could result in a crash. Nissan will replace the transverse link bolts and nuts and tighten them to the proper torque specification free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or before August 1, 2011.  11V-371


NEWS:   U.S. probes reports of Nissan, Chrysler, GM defects

YAHOO NEWS -- May 4, 2011 – U.S. safety regulators have opened preliminary investigations into consumer complaints about vehicles made by Nissan Motor Co Ltd, Chrysler LLC and General Motors Co that could affect more than 700,000 cars.

A preliminary investigation is the first step in a process that could lead to a recall if regulators determine that a safety issue needs to be addressed by a manufacturer.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said its probe into an estimated 440,000 Nissan Altima cars from the 2007 and 2008 model years concerned a possible leak in the brake master cylinder that could reduce the effectiveness of the brakes.

NHTSA said it had received 20 complaints from Altima drivers. Of these, two alleged a reduction in brake effectiveness while 18 reported only illumination of the brake warning light.

The agency said it was also investigating Chrysler's Jeep Wrangler from the 2007 and 2008 model years, potentially affecting 222,500 vehicles, over airbag light illumination indicating an airbag clockspring failure.

A clockspring is a coil under the steering wheel that maintains an electrical connection to the airbag on the driver's side. A broken circuit can mean the airbag will not inflate.

NHTSA said it had received 29 consumer complaints from Jeep drivers. Of these, 23 identified the clockspring wiring assembly as the source of the issue, while the other six only said the airbag light had been illuminated.

Of 14 owners contacted, six said they owned right-hand-drive versions typically used by postal carriers.

A third probe involves GM's 2007 Saturn Aura, potentially affecting 65,105 cars, over a transmission shift cable that could fail, causing the park gear not to fully engage.

The agency said it had received eight complaints alleging that the transmission shift cable had failed, causing the vehicle to roll away, move or accelerate with the shifter in park, or to accelerate in the opposite direction than the driver intended.

NHTSA did not disclose any crashes or injuries in connection with any of the reported problems.

Spokesmen for the three companies said the carmakers were cooperating fully with the investigations

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SEPTEMBER 2010 -- Nissan is recalling certain vehicles that were equipped with a Garmin NUVI model 750 navigation system. The batteries contained in the affected GPS units can overheat. Overheated batteries could result in a fire. Nissan will notify owners and the repairs will be performed by Garmin technicians by replacing the battery and inserting a spacer on top of the battery free of charge. The safety recall began on September 16, 2010.    10V-401

MAY  2010 -- Nissan is recalling certain model year 2010 Altima vehicles manufactured from April 7, 2010 through April 13, 2010. Some of the front side member assembly components may not have been welded to specification due to a tool maintenance error. If several structural welds are out of specification on a single vehicle, it may have an effect on the vehicle crash performance. Dealers will inspect and if necessary repair free of charge. The safety recall began on May 13, 2020.  10V-193


NTB09-086  --  2009–2010 ALTIMA AND MAXIMA

Voluntary Safety Recall Campaign Front Strut Mounting Insulator

Some specific model year 2009 – 2010 Altima and Maxima vehicles may have been built with front strut mounting insulators that were not manufactured to specification. The strut mounting insulators on these specific vehicles may crack. To remedy this potential condition Nissan is conducting this voluntary safety recall campaign to replace the strut mounting insulators with new ones at no charge for parts or labor.

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SEPTEMBER 2009 -- Nissan is recalling certain model year 2009 and 2010 Altima and Maxima passenger cars. The upper front strut insulators may have been manufactured out of specification resulting in a potential for the strut insulator to crack. If the strut insulator is cracked, there is a potential for the strut rod to come out of its mounting position, which could affect vehicle stability and increase the risk of a crash. Nissan will notify owners and dealers will replace both left and right side front strut insulators free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during October 2009.   09V-358

JANUARY 2009 --  Nissan is recalling 225 MY 2009 Altima vehicles for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 214, "Side Impact Protection." These vehicles may have been manufactured with an out-of-specification weld on the door assembly. This does not meet the standardrequirements. All the affected vehicles have been brought back from the dealerships and remedied at the factory. No vehicles had been retailed.  09V-006


NEWS:    Nissan recalls vehicles over air bag concerns

WASHINGTON -- (AP) -- October 15, 2008 -- Nissan Motor Co. said Wednesday it was recalling more than 200,000 vehicles in the U.S. and overseas to fix a sensor system that could affect the car's passenger side air bag.

Nissan said the recall includes 140,000 Nissan Altima cars from the 2007-2008 model years. It also involves 2007-2008 model years of the Infiniti EX35, G35 Sedan, G37 and the Nissan 350Z, Murano and Rogue.

Nissan spokesman Colin Price said there have been no injuries or crashes, and the company discovered the problem during internal testing. Most of the recalled vehicles are in the United States; others are in Mexico, Canada, Puerto Rico and the Persian Gulf.

Nissan said the recall affects vehicles equipped with Continental Automotive Systems' Occupant Classification System control units. An electronic component in the control unit located in the passenger seat cushion may have been made out of specification.

The Japanese automaker said that could interrupt a signal in the sensor system and prevent the passenger air bag from deploying under certain conditions.

The recall is expected to begin in early November

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OCTOBER 2008 -- Nissan is recalling 204,361 MY 2007-2008 Altima, Altima Coupe, 350Z, Murano, Rogue; and Infiniti G35 Sedan, G37 Coupe and EX35 passenger vehicles equipped with Continental Automotive Systems’ occupant classification system (OCS) control units. A varistor in the OCS control unit located in the passenger seat cushion may have been manufactured out of specification. Under certain conditions, this could cause an interruption of signal between the OCS and the air bag control unit (ACU). This could result in the passenger air bag being suppressed which could fail to provide adequate protection in the event of a crash. Dealers will test the signal between the OCS and ACU systems using a special tool to check that it is functioning as designed. If necessary, the seat cushion (containing OCS hardware) will be replaced with a new one manufactured to specification. The recall is expected to begin during November 3, 2008.  08V521

SEPTEMBER 2008 -- Nissan is recalling 3,403 MY 2009 Altima vehicles equipped with 16-inch alloy wheels. Some of these wheels may not have been manufactured to specification. These wheels were manufactured in China. This could cause one or more of the five lug nuts attaching the wheel to the vehicle to become loose. If the lug nuts become loose, it could eventually result in a loss of control and a crash without warning. Dealers will inspect the vehicle to determine if it is equipped with one of the affected wheels. If it is, the wheels will be replaced with new ones that have been manufactured to the correct specification. The recall is expected to begin during October 2008.  08V464

JULY 2008 -- Nissan is recalling 1,018 MY 2008 Altima vehicles. The left side front suspension transverse link bolt may not have been tightened to specification. This condition could cause the bolt to become loose while the vehicle is being driven. If the bolt were to come out, the driver may experience difficulty controlling the direction of the vehicle which could result in a crash. Dealers will tighten the transverse link bolt to specification. The recall is expected to begin during August 2008.  08V363

NOVEMBER 2007 --  Nissan is recalling 653,910 MY 2002 and 2005-2006 Altima and Sentra vehicles equipped with 2.5L engines. The crankshaft position sensor can overheat causing a brief interruption in the signal output from the sensor. If the interruption in the signal from the sensor is so brief that the electronic control module (ECM) logic does not have time to diagnose the condition, the engine may stop running without warning while the vehicle is driven at a low speed increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will reprogram the ECM. Certain MY 2006 Altimas which have been previously remedied under recall campaign 06V223 (Nissan R0606) are not included in this recall since the reprogramming for that recall also included this reprogramming. The recall is expected to begin during December 2007. This recall was the subject of a Recall Query, RQ06-001, conducted by the Office of Defects Investigation. 07V527


NEWS:    2009 Nissan Altima Recalled for Wheel Problem

WASHINGTON -- September 24, 2008  -- Nissan is recalling 3,403 2009 Altima sedans equipped with 16-inch alloy wheels because one or more of the five lug nuts could become loose.

"If the lug nuts become loose, it could eventually result in a loss of control and a crash without warning," said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in its recalls summary of the problem.

Nissan dealers will check a vehicle in question to determine if it is equipped with the affected wheels. If it is, the wheels will be replaced with new ones that have been manufactured to the correct specification. The Altimas involved in the recall were built at Nissan's Canton, Mississippi, plant from July 24 to August 14, 2008.

The recall is expected to begin sometime this month. Owners can contact Nissan at 800-647-7261 for more information.

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DECEMBER 2007 -- Nissan is recalling 114 MY 2007-2008 Altima passenger vehicles. If the body control module (BCM) was replaced during service at a dealership, the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) may have been inadvertently deactivated due to an issue with the dealer service software. If the TPMS is turned off, it would not alert the driver to a decrease in the tire pressure as designed. Driving on under-inflated tires is unsafe and could result in a crash. Dealers will check the TPMS function and reactivate it if necessary. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. 07V599


NEWS:    Nissan Recall Expanded to 654,000 Sentras and Altimas

Consumer Affairs -- Nov 21, 2007 -- Nissan Motor Co. is expanding a U.S. recall of Sentra and Altima sedans to repair a defective crankshaft sensor in 2002 and 2005 to 2006 models. The faulty sensor could cause the engine to shut off.

Nissan reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that the recall covers about 653,910 vehicles with 2.5-liter engines.

The sensor's location may expose it to temperature changes that would interrupt signals the sensor sends to the engine control module, according to Nissan. Without those signals, the control module may shut off the engine in low-speed driving, Nissan said.


NEWS:  Nissan recalls 140,582 Altimas because air filter may ignite

Chicago Tribune -- July 9, 2007 -- Nissan Motor Co. is recalling 140,582 of its 2007 Altima cars, the automaker's best-selling U.S. vehicle, because the air filter can catch fire if a hot object is drawn into it.

The recall affects Altima cars with a 2.5-liter, four- cylinder engine, the Tokyo-based automaker told the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Nissan told the Washington-based agency it began notifying owners July 3. Four fires were reported in February and March, the company said.

The filter will be replaced because it can ignite if something hot such as cigarette ash enters through the vehicle's fresh-air intake valve, Nissan said. An air deflector also will be installed to prevent a buildup of debris at the filter.

The recall affects Altimas built from Sept. 25 through May 11 at its plant in Smyrna, Tennessee, and those produced from Oct. 30 through May 11 at its Canton, Mississippi, factory, Nissan told the agency. The vehicles are under warranty, the company said.

 
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