2013 Nissan Altima Recalls
The occupant classification system may malfunction, resulting in the front passenger air bag not deploying when needed in an accident. Dealers will update the system software free of charge to resolve the concern.
The secondary hood latch may bind, and as a result, the hood may not be fully secured. This could cause the hood to open unexpectedly while driving. Dealers will correct the problem free of charge (the procedure is unavailable as of the time of this writing).
The hood latch may be misaligned and impeded, resulting in the hood not being properly secure. The hood could open unexpectedly while driving. Dealers will modify the bend angle of the hood latch lever and clean and lubricate the latch free of charge to resolve the concern.
The airbag system uses a sensor in the front passenger seat to detect if the seat is occupied by an adult. The affected vehicles are being recalled because this sensor, part of the occupant classification system (OCS), may incorrectly identify the passenger seat as empty when it is actually occupied by an adult. When the passenger seat is determined to be empty, the passenger airbag is disabled. Failure of the passenger airbag to properly deploy when necessary would increase the risk of injury to someone seated in the passenger seat in the event of an accident. Dealers will update the OCS software to correct this concern.
If the tires are not at the correct pressure while the vehicle is driven tire failure may result. These vehicles are being recalled because the spare tire may not have had the correct air pressure at the time of vehicle assembly. If the spare tire is used with the incorrect air pressure it could fail, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers with check and adjust the air pressure in the spare tire to correct this concern.
The occupant detection system may unintentionally shut down the passenger front air bag so that it will not deploy in an accident. Dealers will inspect the sensors of the occupant detection system and replace them as necessary free of charge to resolve the problem.
These vehicles may have been assembled with transverse link bolts and power steering rack bolts that were not torqued to proper specification. The affected bolts could become loose and fall out, which may lead to a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will tighten the bolts to the proper torque specifications to correct this concern.