Nissan Altima Recall 13V069000

Passenger Front Air Bag May Shut Off Unintentionally

(RepairPal Expert Overview)

Our Quick Take:

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

What Should You Do?

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.

Summary:

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.

Original Recall from the NHTSA
Model Year(s):
Manufacturer's Report Date:

March 1, 2013

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:

13V069000

NHTSA Action Number:

N/A

Component:

AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected:

85,823

Summary:

Nissan is recalling certain model year 2013 Altima, LEAF, Pathfinder, Sentra, and Infiniti JX35 vehicles. Sensors within the passenger Occupant Detection System (ODS) may have been manufactured out of specification. This may cause the system to malfunction and permanently suppress the passenger airbag.

Consequence:

If the vehicle is involved in a crash necessitating airbag deployment and the passenger airbag is suppressed, there may be an increased risk of personal injury.

Remedy:

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the ODS sensors and replace them as neccessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in early April 2013. Owners may contact Nissan Customer Service at 1-800-647-7261.

Notes:

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration