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Recall List for the 2006 Nissan Altima

Official recall notices have been issued for the 2006 Nissan Altima by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions. It's important to note that most recalls won't cost you anything to get fixed, so if your car is affected you should call an authorized Nissan service shop immediately!

  1. 2006 Nissan Altima ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING NHTSA Campaign #07V527000

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 14, 2007
    • Vehicles Affected: 653,910

    Summary: On certain passenger vehicles equipped with a 2.5L engine, the crankshaft position sensor can overheat causing a brief interruption in the signal output from the sensor.

    Consequence: If the interruption in the signal from the crankshaft position 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.

    Actions: Dealers will reprogram the ECM free of charge. Certain MY 2006 Altima which have been previously remedied under recall campaign 06V223 (Nissan R0606) are not included in this recall since the reprogramming for 06V223 also included this reprogramming. The recall began on December 31, 2007. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #07V527000 »

  2. 2006 Nissan Altima EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS NHTSA Campaign #07E087000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 25, 2007
    • Vehicles Affected: 4,654

    Summary: Certain tyc halogen type headlamp assemblies P/N 20-6644-00 sold as aftermarket equipment for 2005-2006 Nissan Altima passenger vehicles. The photometric were misaligned which does not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment.

    Consequence: Misalignment of the lights diminishes frontal illumination which could result in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Genera will notify owners and offer to repurchase the noncompliant lamps. The recall began on October 25, 2007. Owners can contact genera at 714-522-6688. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #07E087000 »

  3. 2006 Nissan Altima ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING NHTSA Campaign #06V223000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 21, 2006
    • Vehicles Affected: 85,000

    Summary: Certain passenger vehicles equipped with 2.5L engines may experience excessive engine oil consumption as a result of improper performance of the piston rings.

    Consequence: If the oil is not maintained at least at the minimum level, engine damage can occur and in extreme cases result in an engine fire.

    Actions: Dealers will reprogram the electronic control module (ECM or engine computer). Your vehicle will also be inspected to determine if it has been consuming engine oil at a higher than normal rate. In a small percentage of vehicles, engine replacement will be needed. On June 9, 2006, Nissan notified owners of the possibility of excessive oil consumption and the importance of maintaining the oil at a proper level. Follow-up letter to owners advising them of the status of the recall was sent during August 2006. Followup letter to owners was sent on November 15, 2006. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06V223000 »

  4. 2006 Nissan Altima SUSPENSION:REAR NHTSA Campaign #06V046000

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 13, 2006
    • Vehicles Affected: 759

    Summary: On certain vehicles, the rear subframe may have been manufactured incorrectly, which could result in a crack in a bracket which holds part of the rear suspension.

    Consequence: If the bracket is cracked, the stability of the vehicle may be affected under severe driving conditions. This could lead to a loss of control of the vehicle which could result in a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect the rear subframe to determine if it was manufactured incorrectly and replace it, if necessary. The recall began on February 27, 2006. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06V046000 »

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