2012 Nissan Altima

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2012 Nissan Altima
Available in 6 styles:  2012 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan shown
Asking Price Range
$10,613–$19,861
Estimated MPG

18–23 city / 27–32 hwy

NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls

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Altima

STEERING

Recall number: 12V494000
Recall date: 10/10/2012

Problem Summary:

NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012-2013 ALTIMA VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 10, 2012, THROUGH JULY 26, 2012. THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN EQUIPPED WITH TRANSVERSE LINK BOLTS AND POWER STEERING RACK BOLTS THAT WERE NOT TORQUED TO PROPER SPECIFICATION.

Consequence:

THE AFFECTED BOLTS COULD BECOME LOOSE AND FALL OUT WHICH MAY LEAD TO A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Action:

NISSAN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL TIGHTEN THE BOLTS TO THE PROPER TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON, OR ABOUT OCTOBER 29, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-647-7261.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 05/10/2012 and 06/04/2012.


SUSPENSION

Recall number: 12V494000
Recall date: 10/10/2012

Problem Summary:

NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012-2013 ALTIMA VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 10, 2012, THROUGH JULY 26, 2012. THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN EQUIPPED WITH TRANSVERSE LINK BOLTS AND POWER STEERING RACK BOLTS THAT WERE NOT TORQUED TO PROPER SPECIFICATION.

Consequence:

THE AFFECTED BOLTS COULD BECOME LOOSE AND FALL OUT WHICH MAY LEAD TO A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Action:

NISSAN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL TIGHTEN THE BOLTS TO THE PROPER TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON, OR ABOUT OCTOBER 29, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-647-7261.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 05/10/2012 and 06/04/2012.


AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW

Recall number: 12V055000
Recall date: 02/14/2012

Problem Summary:

NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 ALTIMA AND VERSA VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES MAY BE EQUIPPED WITH SIDE CURTAIN AIR BAGS THAT CONTAIN AN INCORRECT PROPELLANT MIXTURE FOR THE INITIATOR COMPONENT USED, RESULTING IN INSUFFICIENT OUTPUT OF COMPRESSED GAS.

Consequence:

THE SIDE CURTAIN AIR BAGS MAY NOT DEPLOY, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.

Corrective Action:

NISSAN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE ONE OR BOTH SIDE CURTAIN AIR BAG MODULES, AS NECESSARY, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 12, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 615-725-1000.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 03/12/2012.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 11/21/2011 and 12/21/2011.


AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

Recall number: 11V408000
Recall date: 08/09/2011

Problem Summary:

NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 NISSAN ALTIMA VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 15, 2011, THROUGH JUNE 21, 2011 AND MODEL YEAR 2012 NISSAN NV VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 23, 2011, THROUGH JUNE 28, 2011 BECAUSE THE AIR BAG CONTROL UNIT (ACU) WAS ASSEMBLED INCORRECTLY.

Consequence:

THE AFFECTED ACU WILL NOT OPERATE AS DESIGNED AND THIS ISSUE MAY CAUSE THE AIR BAGS NOT TO INFLATE IN A CRASH WHEN THEY ARE DESIGNED TO INFLATE. THIS COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY.

Corrective Action:

NISSAN WILL REPLACE THE AIR BAG CONTROL UNIT FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 22, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 08/22/2011.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 06/15/2011 and 06/21/2011.


SUSPENSION

Recall number: 11V371000
Recall date: 07/19/2011

Problem Summary:

NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011-2012 NISSAN ALTIMA SEDAN VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 25, 2011, THROUGH JUNE 10, 2011 AT THE CANTON, MISSISSIPPI PLANT. THE TRANSVERSE LINK BOLT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN TORQUED TO THE PROPER SPECIFICATION. THIS CONDITION COULD CAUSE THE BOLT TO BECOME LOOSE WHILE THE VEHICLE IS BEING DRIVEN, CREATING A RATTLING NOISE AND VIBRATION.

Consequence:

IF THE BOLT COMES OUT COMPLETELY, THE DRIVER MAY EXPERIENCE DIFFICULTY CONTROLLING THE DIRECTION OF THE VEHICLE WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

NISSAN WILL REPLACE THE TRANSVERSE LINK BOLTS AND NUTS AND TIGHTEN THEM TO THE PROPER TORQUE SPECIFICATION FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 8, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 08/08/2011.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 04/25/2011 and 06/10/2011.


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