What Are Some Recalls on the Nissan Altima?


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The Nissan Altima has been recalled for various problems with the driver's and passenger's airbags, faulty hood latches, fuel system leaks, and suspension and steering problems due to improperly torqued bolts. The 2002 Altima has been recalled the most with 12 issues, while the 2011 model year has only been recalled once.

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One of the biggest recalls for the Nissan Altima involved more than 989,000 2013 and 2014 models. The recall occurred because the occupant classification system software didn't recognize when an adult was sitting in the passenger seat, causing the passenger airbag to fail to deploy in the event of a crash. This recall began on April 14, 2014 and affected other Nissan models, such as the Pathfinder, Sentra and LEAF.

A recall of more than 653,000 Nissan vehicles, including the Altima, affected the 2002, 2005 and 2006 models and was conducted over an issue with the 2.5 liter engines. The crankshaft position sensor overheated, causing some engines to stop running while the car was traveling at low speeds. This recall began on Dec. 31, 2007 and also affected the Sentra.

Another recall involving more than 625,000 vehicles occurred because the hood latch was faulty, causing the hood of some cars to open while driving. This recall affected 2013 to 2015 models and began on March 31, 2015.

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