really awful
Crashes / Fires:
10 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
8 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,862 miles

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2007 Nissan Altima seat belts / air bags problems

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2007 Nissan Altima Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #14

Dec 012010


  • 40,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that the passenger air bag warning lamp illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the passenger side air bag sensor was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 08V521000 (air bags). The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 40,000 and the current mileage was 57,000.

- Sandy, OR, USA

problem #13

Nov 212011

Altima 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
The airbag warning light is always on, and when the dealer check the airbag system, he found that the OCS and acu systems was defective. However the manufacturer, Nissan will not take responsibility for it or repair it.

- Loma Linda, CA, USA

problem #12

Dec 012007


  • 8,300 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that the air bag off warning indicator would illuminate with the passenger seat occupied. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 08V521000 (air bags) and the vehicle was taken to the dealer for repairs. The vehicle was repaired under the recall however, the failure persisted. The contact attempted to take the vehicle back to the dealer but was advised that they were only liable to perform what was described in the recall and provided no further assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 8,300.

- Orland Park, IL, USA

problem #11

Jul 302011


  • miles


Passenger airbag light warning that airbag is off when passenger is in the seat. Dealer cannot fix since they cannot duplicate it. I have it on video while the car was driven and passenger in the seat. I wonder if other owners complained. I have this problem for some time.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #10

Sep 022009


  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the front passenger air bag warning light would illuminate indicating that the air bag was disabled. When the passenger seat was unoccupied, the air bag warning light would indicate that the air bag was activated. The vehicle was not inspected by a dealer or repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 40,000. The VIN was not available.

- Holland, MI, USA

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problem #9

May 162010

Altima 4-cyl

  • 39,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that the passenger side air bag warning light continued to illuminate for approximately six months. In addition, the brake lights would independently illuminate sporadically. The dealer was notified and advised that the master cylinder was leaking into the brake booster. The dealer advised that they were aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 39,000 and the current mileage was 44,984. Updated 01/20/11 updated 03/25/11

- Lexington , KY, USA

problem #8

Jun 272010


  • miles


I was involved in a car accident last Sunday and my 2007 Nissan Altima was damaged irreversibly with the front of the car, including the engine, pushed inward and the frame of the car bent. The car was hit twice first by left side by a car coming at 50 miles per hour and on the right side when my car turned and hit the car on my right side. With this serious damage, the airbag did not deploy. I will like someone to investigate if it is because of flaw in the car. I cant imagine what would have happened if the accident was bigger and the airbag did not work...

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #7

Nov 182008

Altima 4-cyl

  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Altima. While the vehicle was parked, the contact noticed that the front passenger side air bag indicator was illuminated on the instrument panel. There was an occupant seated in the front passenger seat at the time. Whenever the air bag system detected that an occupant was seated in the passenger seat, the failure would occur without warning. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection, but they could not duplicate the failure. The VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign id number 08V521000 (air bags); however, the failures were identical. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure mileage was 15,000 and current mileage was 22,300. Updated 08/21/09. Updated 08/26/09.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #6

Feb 272009


  • 1 miles
The passenger air bag sensor in the seat often does not detect someone in the seat and will disconnect the airbag system from deploying in the event of a crash. Spoke with a Nissan tech who said the sensor in operating normal; however, I know many people to include the tech's at the dealership who know this is an issue!

- Daytona Beach, FL, USA

problem #5

Jun 202008


  • 750 miles
I have taken my Altima to the dealer numerous times for a problem with the air bag passenger sensor for the passenger side of the vehicle. The light indicating that the air bag is functioning is coming on and off randomly when someone is seated there. Sometimes it will indicate that the air bags are shut off for the entire time that someone is seated, and sometimes it will come on and off intermittently. This is irregardless of the weight of the passenger. Also, it will malfunction when no one is in the passenger seat. I am unsure whether the air bag will function in the event of an accident in this state. Nissan has replaced the passenger seat cushion 3 times with no effect, and tells us that is the only part that has anything to do with the passenger air bag. Laughably, they also tell me that the passengers must be squirming around. Based on the number of similar complaints that are filed here, I feel that it is prudent for NHTSA to take action.

- Columbiana, OH, USA

problem #4

Jan 102008


  • miles


I drive a 2007 Altima and the passenger airbag light goes on and off and at times stays on for a while, up to 15 miles while driving. We've took it twice to get fix at the dealer ship and the first time they replace the seat liner and that worked for two weeks and the back to the same thing. We took back and they said there was nothing wrong. Again the light comes on once in a while and the director at the dealer ship ask us to bring it back, again they could not find anything wrong. We also purchase the extended warranty and as of now it's still malfunctioning every so often. I'm just worry it will not perform properly when needed. Now I just don't know what else to do. I don't feel safe to carry my family in the passenger seat anymore.

- Pearland, TX, USA

problem #3

Aug 182007


  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Altima. The dealer informed the contact that the passenger side air bag light should display off when no one is sitting in the seat, or when a child under 90 pounds sits in the seat. However, the air bag light continues to display that the air bag was deactivated even when an adult is sitting in the seat. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealer. The current mileage was 14,000 and the failure mileage was unknown.

- Webster, NY, USA

problem #2

Aug 112007

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,341 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Altima. The air bag light blinked intermittently and remained illuminated. The contact weighs 112 lbs. When riding in the passenger seat of a Tahoe, she stated that the air bag light does not illuminate. The dealer stated that this was normal because her air bag has a smart system. The manufacturer stated that the dealer was incorrect and advised the contact to install the air bag on/off switch in the vehicle. The powertrain was unknown. The current mileage was 2,806 and failure mileage was 1,341. Updated 01/11/08. The dealer stated passenger front speaker popping off, vehicle sounds really loud, and sometimes key light will stay on. Updated 12/12/07

- Lake Charles, LA, USA

problem #1

Aug 032007


  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,073 miles
After being involved in a 3-car accident on the NJ turnpike at 3:15P.M. the air bags did not deploy, everyone was wearing seat belts, yet no one was hurt, not even a whip lash. The left side sustained headlight and hood damage, drivers door would not open and it appeared that the radiator was busted since liquid was pouring out. We were towed to the nearest collision place and geico towed it from there to its own shop. Since the car was so new, geico had some difficulty in obtaining part numbers and cost. The next call from geico was to tell us that the car was totaled. The battery exploded. Battery acid eating most of the components under the hood. Question which was defective.. the air bags the electrical system or the battery why would a battery explode when the car did not have enough impact to deploy the air bags?

- Flushing, NY, USA

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