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Recall List for the 2013 Nissan Altima

Official recall notices have been issued for the 2013 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. 2013 Nissan Altima AIR BAGS:FRONTAL, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE NHTSA Campaign #14V138000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 25, 2014
    • Vehicles Affected: 989,701

    Summary: 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.

    Consequence: 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.

    Actions: Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will update the OCS software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in mid-May 2014. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #14V138000 »

  2. 2013 Nissan Altima TIRES:TEMPORARY/EMERGENCY SPARE TIRE NHTSA Campaign #13V158000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 24, 2013
    • Vehicles Affected: 123,308

    Summary: 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.

    Consequence: Tires that are significantly over- or under-inflated may fail without warning, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and adjust the spare tire pressure, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on April 29, 2013. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #13V158000 »

  3. 2013 Nissan Altima AIR BAGS NHTSA Campaign #13V069000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 01, 2013
    • Vehicles Affected: 82,038

    Summary: 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.

    Consequence: 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.

    Actions: Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the ODS sensors and replace them as neccessary, free of charge. The recall began on May 6, 2013. Owners may contact Nissan Customer Service at 1-800-647-7261. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #13V069000 »

  4. 2013 Nissan Altima STEERING, SUSPENSION NHTSA Campaign #12V494000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 10, 2012
    • Vehicles Affected: 13,919

    Summary: 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.

    Consequence: 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.

    Actions: 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. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #12V494000 »

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