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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 1
Average Mileage:
33,000 miles

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2001 Nissan Altima seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 122004


  • miles


Reclined front passenger seats make seatbelt ineffective. Inadequate warning to passengers. Warnings listed in owner's manuel only. Need warning in sight of passenger. This is a problem with most cars, not one particular manufacturer.

- Frankford, WV, USA

problem #1

Oct 242005

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,000 miles
Traveling eastbound on a three lane local road at the speed of 35 mph with the right of way of a solid green light, a man failed to yield making left turn and ended up colliding with me and deflecting my vehicle towards a wall on the roadside. At impact my 2001 Nissan Altima gxe limited edition deployed both driver and passenger airbags. My safety belt was fastened at the time of the collision and the seat belt failed to lock my body in place which led to my head being pushed into the windshield, which left me to blackout and glass stuck in various parts of my head. This left scars on my face and severe whiplash on my neck. Nothing has been done to correct this defect, the front end of my vehicle has been totaled. This was at 35 mph only and I have two swollen knees, my whole back and neck damaged, both wrists have been injured and other parts of my body. Not including my mental health, constant anxiety and stress. Even the police officers and other people say that injuries wouldn't have been as bad if the seat belt locked (the seatbelt failed to lock).

- Garden Grove, CA, USA

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