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Nissan Altima Recall 07V267000

Nissan Recalls 2007 Altimas Due to Flammable Air Filter

Engine, July 3, 2007

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Summary:

Nissan is recalling 2007 Altima models because if a sufficiently hot object enters the air filter housing through the engine fresh air intake system and contacts the engine air filter, the flammability characteristics of the air filter material are such that the filter may ignite, which may cause a fire. Dealers will replace the air filter with a new one that has improved anti-flammability material characteristics.

 

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2007

Manufacturer's Report Date: July 3, 2007

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 07V267000

NHTSA Action Number: PE07026

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential Number of Units Affected: 140,582

Summary: ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, IF A SUFFICIENTLY HOT OBJECT ENTERS THE AIR FILTER HOUSING THROUGH THE ENGINE FRESH AIR INTAKE SYSTEM AND CONTACTS THE ENGINE AIR FILTER, THE FLAMMABILITY CHARACTERISTICS OF THE AIR FILTER MATERIAL ARE SUCH THAT THE FILTER MAY IGNITE.

Consequence: IF THE AIR FILTER MATERIAL IGNITES, A FIRE MAY OCCUR.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE AIR FILTER WITH A NEW ONE THAT HAS IMPROVED ANTI-FLAMMABILITY MATERIAL CHARACTERISTICS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 3, 2007, AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH OCTOBER 1, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.

Notes: NISSAN RECALL NO. R0703.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION¿S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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