really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
8 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,502 miles

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2012 Nissan Altima seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2012 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 122015

Altima 4-cyl

  • 56,000 miles


The contact owned a 2012 Nissan Altima. While making a left turn and braking at approximately 35 mph, another vehicle crashed head on into the contact's vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy and the seat belt failed to restrain the contact, causing her to sustain a laceration that required medical attention. The front passenger sustained a fractured sternum and internal injuries that required medical attention. The rear passenger sustained five cracked ribs and a cracked sternum that required medical attention. The driver of the other vehicle was also injured and required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 56,000....updated 07/30/15 updated 9/23/15

- Northfield, NJ, USA

problem #3

Jan 132015

Altima 4-cyl

  • 37,668 miles
My 2012 Nissan Altima was stopped at a traffic light, the Altima was struck from behind by another vehicle at an estimated speed of approximately 35-40 mph without braking (stated by police) the driver's side rear seat belt failed to secure and the passenger's head was thrown back and forth striking both the driver's side head rest as well as the rear passenger's head rest. The passenger was evaluated in the emergency room diagnosis "cervical sprain and a closed head injury". passenger #2 was sitting in the front passenger seat when the side curtain airbag failed to deploy. Passenger's glasses were knocked off of her face due to force of impact and as a result of passenger's head hitting the passenger side window several times resulting in closed head injury, neck and back sprain.

- Shoreline, WA, USA

problem #2

Oct 162013


  • 12,340 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that the rear passenger's side seat belt failed and constricted the child being restrained in the seat. The child sustained minor bruising as a result. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was found that the seat belt needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 12,340.

- Woodrock, AR, USA

problem #1

Sep 012011

Altima 4-cyl

  • 0 miles
On 7-19-11I took possession of a new Nissan Altima at saratoga Nissan, malta, NY. Shortly after that date I noticed that the seat selt audible warning device was not working. I took it to the dealer 8-26-11 for repair of that component but was told, in writing, that this vehicle "was not designed with an audible chime". this is not consistent with the owners manual on this vehicle that states that is equipped with an audible seat belt warning "chime". also it appears inconsistent with NHTSA new vehicle standard 571.208, S 7.3. please advise if this vehicle should be equipped with an audible seat belt warning reminder, or if Nissan has been granted an exception to this rule. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Clifton Park, NY, USA

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