Vehicles equipped with a V6 engine may have been equipped with a spare wheel of the incorrect size. When installed on the front of the vehicle, the rim will contact the brake caliper, causing a rubbing noise while driving. Continued driving could result in wear to the brake caliper and/or wheel. Braking performance could be reduced and/or the wheel could separate from the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the spare wheel and remount the spare tire to correct this concern.
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.