Recalls.gov has the list of every Nissan Altima recall, as well as recall lists for all makes and models of vehicles sold in the United States. Owners can also search for any recalls on their specific vehicle by entering the VIN number on the VINrcl.SaferCar.gov website.
The recall list for both locations is maintained by the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Manufacturers must report any mechanical, equipment or design flaws that impact the safety of the vehicle or fail to comply with federal safety regulations. The NHTSA can issue new safety standards and force car makers to issue recalls by court order.