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Nissan Altima recall 02I001000

Nissan Recalls 2002 Altimas Due to Air Bag Sensor Issue
Body, Interior & Misc., April 15, 2002

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Nissan is recalling 2002 Altimas because one of the sensors for the air bag system does not work as well as expected in high-speed off-set crash situations. Dealers will replace the air bag sensor.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2002

Mfr's Report Date:
April 15, 2002

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 02I001000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 116500

Summary: THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SAFETY ACT. HOWEVER, IT IS DEEMED A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN BY THE AGENCY. ON CERTAIN 2002 NISSAN ALTIMA MODEL VEHICLES MANUFACTURED PRIOR TO MARCH 16, 2002, ONE OF THE SENSORS FOR THE AIR BAG SYSTEM DOES NOT WORK AS WELL AS EXPECTED IN HIGH-SPEED OFF-SET CRASH SITUATIONS.

Consequence: THE AIR BAG SYSTEM DOES NOT WORK AS EXPECTED.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE AIR BAG SENSOR. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN APRIL 15, 2002. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261, CONCERNING THE PROBLEM.

Notes:

Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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