2012 Nissan Altima seat belts / air bags problems: air bag light turns on and off

Air Bag Light Turns On And Off

2012 Nissan Altima

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Nissan dealer.

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definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
41,000 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2012 Nissan Altima seat belts / air bags problems

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2012 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 012015

Altima 2.5L S

  • CVT transmission
  • 26,000 miles


No matter if I have bags/groceries/purse/backpack or passenger in the passenger seat, the airbag light goes off and on. Not sure if this is a glitch - I HOPE SO! But it is annoying and potentially dangerous if it doesn't work or if it may go off on a passenger for no reason. Weird...

- jodyt, South Jordan, UT, USA

problem #2

Dec 222014

Altima SR Coupe 3.5L V6

  • CVT transmission
  • 64,000 miles

My passenger airbag off light came on when my friend was sitting in the passenger seat. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. My VIN is not included in the recall. Maybe it should be?

Altima coupe 3.5sr

- Sam L., Ellicott City, MD, USA

problem #1

Dec 082014

Altima 2.5S

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,000 miles

The passenger airbag goes on and off even while wife is in passenger seat. The Cig charger outlet in center console and the one under the AC controls has shorted out. The shortage started with just under 7k miles. I have had both replaced twice and they continued to short. My warranty has just expired and both had stopped working a month prior but I didn't take it back again. Nissan couldn't provide any idea why this continues to happen or the airbag issue. The RPMS have also started to idle low while at a stop. The car shakes slightly as if it is going to stall while at a stop but as of yet as not.

- Michael P., Navarre, FL, USA

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