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2013 Nissan Altima Recalls

RepairPal provides easy-to-read analysis of 10 official 2013 Nissan Altima recalls. Find out if your 2013 Nissan Altima needs service due to a recalled defect and learn how to fix it.

RepairPal Expert Overview on December 19, 2016

The passenger frontal air bag may not deploy as needed in a crash due to the installation of an improper control unit for the Occupant Classification System (OCS). Because of this, the OCS may not properly detect an adult in the passenger front seat, instead classifying the passenger as a child. When the OCS does this, it prevents the passenger frontal air bag from deploying, attempting to protect child occupants. This would increase risk of injury to adult passengers.

Recall repairs on your Nissan must be performed by a Nissan dealership. Nissan will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in February, 2017. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Nissan dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on April 26, 2016

The passenger frontal air bag may fail to deploy in an accident. This can occur due to the passenger seat occupant classification system not being properly calibrated, and may not detect a passenger present in the seat as appropriate. This would increase risk of occupant injury in an accident.

Recall repairs on your Nissan, Infiniti or Chevrolet must be performed by a Nissan, Infiniti or Chevrolet dealership, respectively. Nissan, Infiniti and General Motors will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of this notification is not available as of the time of this writing). If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Nissan, Infiniti or General Motors dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on January 22, 2016

The hood may open while driving the vehicle, resulting in the loss of visibility and increasing risk of a crash. 

Recalls on your affected Nissan must be performed a Nissan dealership. Nissan began notifying owners of affected vehicles beginning in February, 2016. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Nissan dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on October 20, 2015

A malfunction may occur in the occupant classification system, which determines if an adult is seated in the passenger front seat. If this occurs, the passenger front air bag may not deploy as needed in a crash, resulting in occupant injury.

Recalls on your Nissan or Infiniti must be performed by a Nissan or Infiniti dealership, respectively. Nissan and Infiniti will notify owners of affected vehicles starting in November 2015. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Nissan or Infiniti dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on February 27, 2015

The hood when closed may not latch fully due to a binding secondary hood latch. This can cause the hood to open unexpectedly while driving.

Nissan will notify owners of affected vehicles (a timetable is unavailable as of the time of this writing). You can contact your dealer to see if your vehicle is included in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them.

RepairPal Expert Overview on September 15, 2014

The hood may not latch fully, which can result in the hood opening unexpectedly while driving.

Nissan notified owners of affected vehicles starting in November 2014. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them.

RepairPal Expert Overview on March 25, 2014

The passenger frontal airbag may not deploy as expected in the event of a crash.

Recalls on your Nissan or Infiniti must be performed by a Nissan or Infiniti dealership, respectively. Nissan began notifying known owners of affected vehicles beginning in April, 2014. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Nissan or Infiniti dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on April 24, 2013

The 2013 Nissan Altima's spare tire may have been improperly inflated when the vehicle was assembled. 

Nissan will notifying owners of affected vehicles beginning May 3, 2013. If you are not notified and feel you should have been, please contact your local dealer. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on March 1, 2013

The passenger front air bag may deactivate unintentionally because sensors of the occupant detection system were manufactured out of specification.

Nissan notified owners of affected vehicles starting in April 2013. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them.

RepairPal Expert Overview on October 10, 2012

Certain bolts in the front suspension/steering may not have been properly tightened during vehicle assembly. The affected bolts could become loose and fall out.

Nissan will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning October 29, 2012. If you feel looseness in the steering, notice an abnormal noise from the front suspension, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.