10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
19 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
14 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1997 Nissan Altima seat belts / air bags problems

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1997 Nissan Altima Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #22

Aug 112003

(reported on)

Altima

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

FOIA fwd fm webmaster request copy of all information, documents, photos, diagrams, notes, consumer complaints test results, NHTSA findings for the right front passenger airbag on the 1997 Nissan Altima.

- Irvine, CA, USA

problem #21

Jun 262003

Altima

  • miles
While traveling on the highway and without prior warning the driver's side air bag light will flash on and off.

- Falls Church, VA, USA

problem #20

Dec 152002

Altima 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Owner was drivimg his 1997 Nissan Altima SE on the center lane along meadowbrook parkway, long island, NY. The BMW 7.4 on the right side (first lane) merged into the center lane and made a sudden brake. Owner of the Nissan Altima applied a sudden brake but because of the short distance in between two cars, the Altima hit the BMW on the rear. Both cars were traveling at approximately 40-45 miles per hour. Both the driver and passenger airbags were not deploy. The passenger, who is 8 month preagnant, required to be hospitalized for two days. I would like to Nissan company to carefully investigate on what happened why the airbags were not deployed during the collision.

- Jamaica Estates, NY, USA

problem #19

Oct 092002

Altima

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While traveling about 60mph on the highway, without prior warning, had blown out and the dual airbags didn't deploy. The vehicle crossed the concrete median, and hit an 18 wheeler head on, the vehicle was totaled. Ts scc

- West Point, MI, USA

problem #18

May 072001

Altima

  • miles
The air bag failed to deploy during accident causing the driver to sustain head injury by knocking the front mirror off, approximately two weeks prior to this accident the air bag sensor was replaced.

- Shenorock, NY, USA

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problem #17

May 072001

Altima

  • miles
The air bag failed to deploy during accident causing the driver to sustain head injury by knocking the front mirror off, approximately two weeks prior to this accident the air bag sensor was replaced.

- Shenorock, NY, USA

problem #16

Jul 072000

Altima

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

We have a video showing car damage. Car was totalled by insurance company (geico) and adjuster is available to provide further information about air bags not deploying. Nissan dealer contacted and laughed at us (james williams). They gave a 1-800-Nissan to complaint to, there was nothing they could do about it. Please contact us for a copy of video. No safety defect mentioned in summary.

- Kennesaw, GA, USA

problem #15

Jun 141999

Altima

  • miles
While at a complete stop, I was hit from the rear by a car traveling about 30mph. Upon impact the driver's seat collapsed and came off track. The airbags did not deploy. Because of the severity of the damage, I contacted Nissan to find out what needed to be done to prevent tthis from happening again because if my children were in the back seat, any child behind me would have been crushed to death. Nissan said that the seat was supposed to collapse as a saftey mecahanism. I am still undergoing therapy for injury to my low back, which hurt upon impact, and my neck and shoulders. I want this seat fixed. I would rather have whiplash, which I sustained anyway, than crush one of my children to death.( dot number: Tire size: P205/60R15 )

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #14

Jul 251999

Altima 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Air bag sensor light is on and won't go off. Consumer thinks the air bags might deploy while driving.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #13

Jun 021998

Altima

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
After taking vehicle out of reverse into drive, the throttle stuck, causing vehicle to increase speed, resulting in a frontal impact at 30 mph. The driver's and passenger's side air bags did not deploy. 538860 dup of 824193; posted on 09-07-1999.

- Mt. Tabor, NJ, USA

problem #12

Jun 021998

Altima

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

After taking vehicle out of reverse into drive, the throttle stuck, causing vehicle to increase speed, resulting in a frontal impact at 30 mph. The driver's and passenger's side air bags did not deploy. 538860 dup of 824193; posted on 09-07-1999.

- Mt. Tabor, NJ, USA

problem #11

Sep 041998

Altima

  • miles
Vehicle was stopped at a red light and involved in a sandwich crash, vehicle was hit by other vehicle traveling about 42 mph, there was no deployment of the driver's or passenger's air bags. The vehilce is being repaired.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #10

Sep 041998

Altima

  • miles
Vehicle was stopped at a red light and involved in a sandwich crash, vehicle was hit by other vehicle traveling about 42 mph, there was no deployment of the driver's or passenger's air bags. The vehilce is being repaired.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #9

Oct 061998

Altima

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer rearended a vehicle at 45-50 mph. Upon of impact, driver's/passenger's air bags did not deploy and seat belt did not restrain..et.

- Harrisburg, PA, USA

problem #8

Oct 061998

Altima

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer rearended a vehicle at 45-50 mph. Upon of impact, driver's/passenger's air bags did not deploy and seat belt did not restrain..et.

- Harrisburg, PA, USA

problem #7

Aug 031998

Altima

  • miles
Airbag - driver's side airbag did not deploy in 35mph head-on crash. Driver was severely injured. Brakes - brakes did not adequately stop the vehicle in 35mph head-on crash. Driver was severely injured. Transmission - transmission constantly slips, takes few minutes to engage from reverse to drive. Engine - engine won't start at random. Dealer findds no problems. Has happened 3 times since purchased vehicle.

- Rockwall, TX, USA

problem #6

Oct 101997

(reported on)

Altima

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was involved in right side frontal crash at 40 mph, and there was no deployment of driver's or passenger's side airbags. Dealer noted that airbag was operating properly, according to specs.

- Washington, MI, USA

problem #5

Oct 101997

(reported on)

Altima

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was involved in right side frontal crash at 40 mph, and there was no deployment of driver's or passenger's side airbags. Dealer noted that airbag was operating properly, according to specs.

- Washington, MI, USA

problem #4

Jun 101997

Altima

  • miles
The car has dual airbags and the driver hit a telephone pole head-on and neither airbag deployed.

- Orange, CT, USA

problem #3

Jun 101997

Altima

  • miles
The car has dual airbags and the driver hit a telephone pole head-on and neither airbag deployed.

- Orange, CT, USA

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