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Nissan Altima Recall 03V061000

Nissan Recalls Air Bags on 2002 Altima and Xterra Models

Body, Interior & Misc., April 21, 2003

RepairPal Expert Overview

Summary:

Nissan is recalling 2002 Altima and Xterra models because the electrical connector for the driver's air bag may come loose. If this happens, the air bag may not deploy, which increases the risk of personal injury. Dealers will install a retaining clip on the clock spring electrical connector.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2002

Manufacturer's Report Date: April 21, 2003

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 03V061000

NHTSA Action Number: EA02020

Component: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE

Potential Number of Units Affected: 64,562

Summary: ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, THE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR FOR THE DRIVER AIR BAG MAY COME LOOSE. IF THE CONNECTOR COMES LOOSE, THE SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT FLASHES INTERMITTENTLY.

Consequence: THE DRIVER SIDE AIR BAG WILL NOT DEPLOY IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSTALL A RETAINING CLIP ON THE CLOCK SPRING ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN APRIL 21, 2003. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.

Notes: NISSAN RECALL NO. R3001.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION¿S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

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