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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
109,403 miles

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1997 Nissan Altima seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1997 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 302003

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles


My son was in a head on crash in my vehicle. He was traveling approximately 30 mph when he hit the back of another car. His air bags did not deploy nor did his seatbelt lock. His chin hit the steering wheel. His head and hand both went into the windshield which is cracked. He was driving a 1997 Nissan Altima. I also have photos of the car and the windshield.

- Lancaster, PA, USA

problem #1

Nov 062002

(reported on)

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 160,806 miles
The vehicles driver and passenger side seat belt guide rails locked up intermittently which causes the seat belt warning system to activate. Dealership replaced guide rail once on the passenger side and once on the driver side.

- Yorba Linda, CA, USA

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