2012 Nissan Altima Recalls

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NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls

  • Recall Number
    12V494000
    Recall Date
    10/10/2012
    Component
    STEERING
    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
    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
    12V055000
    Recall Date
    02/14/2012
    Component
    AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW
    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.

    What Owners Should Do

    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.

  • Recall Number
    11V408000
    Recall Date
    08/09/2011
    Component
    AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
    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.

    What Owners Should Do

    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.

  • Recall Number
    11V371000
    Recall Date
    07/19/2011
    Component
    SUSPENSION
    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.

    What Owners Should Do

    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.

What Should You Do?

Contact your dealer as soon as possible
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