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Nissan Altima Recall 02I001000

Nissan Recalls 2002 Altimas Due to Air Bag Sensor Issue

Recall Details

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.

Body, Interior & Misc., April 15, 2002

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
April 15, 2002
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
116,500
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
02I001000
Component
AIR BAGS

Summary
THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SAFETY ACT. HOWEVER, IT IS DEEMED A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN BY THE AGENCY. ON CERTAIN 2002 NISSAN ALTIMA MODEL VEHICLES MANUFACTURED PRIOR TO MARCH 16, 2002, ONE OF THE SENSORS FOR THE AIR BAG SYSTEM DOES NOT WORK AS WELL AS EXPECTED IN HIGH-SPEED OFF-SET CRASH SITUATIONS.
Consequence
THE AIR BAG SYSTEM DOES NOT WORK AS EXPECTED.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE AIR BAG SENSOR. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN APRIL 15, 2002. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261, CONCERNING THE PROBLEM.
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