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Nissan Altima Recall 13V158000

Incorrect Air Pressure in Spare Tire

Suspension & Steering, April 24, 2013

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

The 2013 Nissan Altima's spare tire may have been improperly inflated when the vehicle was assembled. 

What Should You Do?

Nissan will notifying owners of affected vehicles beginning May 3, 2013. If you are not notified and feel you should have been, please contact your local dealer. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call.

Summary:

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.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2013

Manufacturer's Report Date: April 24, 2013

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V158000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: TIRES

Potential Number of Units Affected: 123,308

Summary: Nissan North America is recalling certain model year 2013 Altima vehicles manufactured March 21, 2012, through March 26, 2013. The spare tires may have been significantly over- or under-inflated.

Consequence: Tires that are significantly over- or under-inflated may fail without warning, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy: Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and adjust the spare tire pressure, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 3, 2013. Owners may contact Nissan 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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