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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,500 miles

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2008 Nissan Altima seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 232010


  • 34,000 miles


Supplemental airbag light continue to stay lite though the system is said to be working fine. I took my car in for a service recall on the airbag system. The service writer asked the tech if the light turned off. I couldn't hear the far end of the conversation. I was told the system was fine. Drove off the lot and the light is still on. When I went back the service rep said my airbag was fine and if I wanted the issue resolved I'd have to pay for a service inspection; though just 15 minutes ago it was in for recall repairs. The service recall even stated that if the light was on the system may be impacted by the recall. Of course my warranty was up just 300 miles ago and I am really bothered by the fact they wont at least check it out since they issued a recall. I contact Nissan usa, but they have not responded to my request and the local dealer was unwilling to assist.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #1

Dec 092009


  • 21,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Altima. While making a left turn onto a one-way street driving at speeds less than 15 mph, there was a truck coming from a side street on his right and struck his vehicle on the driver's side door. His head struck the drivers door. The contact was pinned into the vehicle and had to be extracted by the fire department. He was then taken to the hospital and sustained severe injuries to the head, neck, contorted spine, back, shoulders, head contusions and a fractured jaw. Neither the frontal or side curtain airbags deployed at the time of the crash. The manufacturer was contacted and stated that they would send a technician to inspect the vehicle. The vehicle sustained over $12,000 worth of damages. The failure and current mileages were under 21,000.

- Williamnstown, NJ, USA

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