Recalls for 2013 Nissan Altima

There are currently 8 recalls for your car.


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Bring your car to a dealer immediately. Recalls are issued because the defect might make the car unsafe in some way. Your nearby service center can help verify if the repairs can be performed free of charge.

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NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls


Recall Number: 15V116000

Recall Date: 02/27/2015

Component: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH

Problem Summary: Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Nissan Altima vehicles manufactured March 1, 2013, to December 31, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the secondary hood latch may bind and remain in the unlatched position when the hood is closed.

Consequence: If the primary latch is inadvertently released and the secondary latch is not engaged, the hood could unexpectedly open while driving, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

What Owners Should Do: Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will be instructed to modify the bend angle of the hood actuation lever to eliminate potential interference with the hood inner panel. In addition, dealers will clean and lubricate the latch joint as needed. If significant corrosion is observed, the latch assembly will be replaced. This repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began March 31, 2015. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261. Note: This recall is an expansion of recall 14V-565.

Recall Number: 14V565000

Recall Date: 09/15/2014

Component: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH

Problem Summary: Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2013 Nissan Altima vehicles manufactured March 6, 2012, to February 28, 2013. In the affected vehicles, interference between the hood inner panel and the secondary latch lever, in combination with debris and corrosion, may cause the secondary hood latch to bind and remain in the unlatched position when the hood is closed.

Consequence: If the primary latch is inadvertently released and the secondary latch is not engaged, the hood could unexpectedly open while driving, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

What Owners Should Do: Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will be instructed to modify the bend angle of the hood actuation lever to eliminate potential interference with the hood inner panel. In addition, dealers will clean and lubricate the latch joint as needed. If significant corrosion is observed, the latch assembly will be replaced. This repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on October 20, 2014. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.

Recall Number: 14V138000

Recall Date: 03/25/2014

Component: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

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.

What Owners Should Do: 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.

Recall Number: 14V138000

Recall Date: 03/25/2014

Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE

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.

What Owners Should Do: 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.

Recall Number: 13V158000

Recall Date: 04/24/2013

Component: TIRES:TEMPORARY/EMERGENCY SPARE TIRE

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.

What Owners Should Do: 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.

Recall Number: 13V069000

Recall Date: 03/01/2013

Component: AIR BAGS

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.

What Owners Should Do: 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.

Recall Number: 12V494000

Recall Date: 10/10/2012

Component: STEERING

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.

What Owners Should Do: 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.

Recall Number: 12V494000

Recall Date: 10/10/2012

Component: SUSPENSION

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.

What Owners Should Do: 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.

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