2013 Nissan Altima

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2013 Nissan Altima
Available in 9 styles:  2013 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan shown
Starting MSRP
$21,760–$30,560
Estimated MPG

22–27 city / 31–38 hwy

NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls

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Altima

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE

Recall number: 14V138000
Recall date: 03/25/2014

Problem Summary:

NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC. (NISSAN) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013-2014 ALTIMA, LEAF, PATHFINDER, AND SENTRA, MODEL YEAR 2013 NV200 (AKA TAXI) AND INFINITI JX35 AND MODEL YEAR 2014 INFINITI Q50 AND QX60 VEHICLES. IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES, THE OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS) SOFTWARE MAY INCORRECTLY CLASSIFY THE PASSENGER SEAT AS EMPTY, WHEN IT IS OCCUPIED BY AN ADULT.

Consequence:

IF THE OCS DOES NOT DETECT AN ADULT OCCUPANT IN THE PASSENGER SEAT, THE PASSENGER AIRBAG WOULD BE DEACTIVATED. FAILURE OF THE PASSENGER AIRBAG TO DEPLOY DURING A CRASH (WHERE DEPLOYMENT IS WARRANTED) COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY TO THE PASSENGER.

Corrective Action:

NISSAN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL UPDATE THE OCS SOFTWARE, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN MID-APRIL 2014. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 03/06/2012 and 02/12/2014.


AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Recall number: 14V138000
Recall date: 03/25/2014

Problem Summary:

NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC. (NISSAN) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013-2014 ALTIMA, LEAF, PATHFINDER, AND SENTRA, MODEL YEAR 2013 NV200 (AKA TAXI) AND INFINITI JX35 AND MODEL YEAR 2014 INFINITI Q50 AND QX60 VEHICLES. IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES, THE OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS) SOFTWARE MAY INCORRECTLY CLASSIFY THE PASSENGER SEAT AS EMPTY, WHEN IT IS OCCUPIED BY AN ADULT.

Consequence:

IF THE OCS DOES NOT DETECT AN ADULT OCCUPANT IN THE PASSENGER SEAT, THE PASSENGER AIRBAG WOULD BE DEACTIVATED. FAILURE OF THE PASSENGER AIRBAG TO DEPLOY DURING A CRASH (WHERE DEPLOYMENT IS WARRANTED) COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY TO THE PASSENGER.

Corrective Action:

NISSAN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL UPDATE THE OCS SOFTWARE, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN MID-APRIL 2014. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 03/06/2012 and 02/12/2014.


TIRES:TEMPORARY/EMERGENCY SPARE TIRE

Recall number: 13V158000
Recall date: 04/24/2013

Problem Summary:

NISSAN NORTH AMERICA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013 ALTIMA VEHICLES MANUFACTURED MARCH 21, 2012, THROUGH MARCH 26, 2013. THE SPARE TIRES MAY HAVE BEEN SIGNIFICANTLY OVER- OR UNDER-INFLATED.

Consequence:

TIRES THAT ARE SIGNIFICANTLY OVER- OR UNDER-INFLATED MAY FAIL WITHOUT WARNING, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

NISSAN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND ADJUST THE SPARE TIRE PRESSURE, AS NECESSARY, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 29, 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 04/29/2013.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 03/21/2012 and 03/26/2013.


AIR BAGS

Recall number: 13V069000
Recall date: 03/01/2013

Problem Summary:

NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013 ALTIMA, LEAF, PATHFINDER, SENTRA, AND INFINITI JX35 VEHICLES. SENSORS WITHIN THE PASSENGER OCCUPANT DETECTION SYSTEM (ODS) MAY HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED OUT OF SPECIFICATION. THIS MAY CAUSE THE SYSTEM TO MALFUNCTION AND PERMANENTLY SUPPRESS THE PASSENGER AIRBAG.

Consequence:

IF THE VEHICLE IS INVOLVED IN A CRASH NECESSITATING AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT AND THE PASSENGER AIRBAG IS SUPPRESSED, THERE MAY BE AN INCREASED RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY.

Corrective Action:

NISSAN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE ODS SENSORS AND REPLACE THEM AS NECCESSARY, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN EARLY APRIL 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-647-7261.


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 06/04/2012 and 07/26/2012.


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 06/04/2012 and 07/26/2012.


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