Latest Altima Recall News

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  1. Nissan says error code P0087 could be a sign your Altima is about to go up in flames

    which is problematic. That's why they're recalling the 2019 model year to prevent possible fuel leaks and, subsequently, possible fires.

    The automaker learned that retainer clips meant to hold the low-pressure fuel lines onto the high-pressure fuel pumps weren’t locked into position during manufacturing. That’ll likely cause fuel to leak out and error code P0087 to trigger the check engine light. Of course, you might not notice the light since you’re too distracted by the wall of flames where your car once sat.

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  2. Nissan is recalling 341,000 Altima sedans for the second time to stop the rear doors from unlatching when the windows are rolled down.

    The door’s latch-lock cable is interfering with the window regulator and previous attempts to re-route the cable didn’t work.

    Nissan’s new plan involves a different route for the cable and harness clips to keep everything in place. Whoever came up with the first plan should be shown the door.

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  3. The Altima has doors that are opening when they shouldn't, such as when you go to roll down the window.

    And it appears to be due to a mistake on the manufacturing line. Looks like some is going to be shown the door:

    "During the Altima [door] trim panel installation, a latch-lock cable inside the door was not routed correctly ... [and] the cable can interfere with the window regulator and will inadvertently unlatch the door when the window is opened."

    Nissan will recall 341,000 model year 2015-2017 Altimas to fix the issue.

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  4. Anyone else getting the feeling there's a major issue with Nissan's Occupant Classification System (OCS)?

    For roughly the 103rd time – ok, 4th – Nissan is recalling their defective OCS. And this one is a doozy at 3.8 million vehicles.

    "Nissan says the occupant classification systems in the front passenger seats can turn off because the systems classify an adult as a child or classify a seat as empty even if an adult is in the seat."

    That will disable the airbags for someone who really needs it.

    "Nissan says in the case of a child classification, the system is designed to illuminate the airbag light indicating the airbag is turned off. However, if the initial classification is “empty seat,” the light will not illuminate and there is no indication that the airbag is suppressed."

    Does any part of this thing work?

    A man raising his hands and mouthing a bad word that starts with F and ends with uck.
    My sentiments exactly

    Nissan has been accused of covering up the OCS issue and issuing repairs that didn't work in a lawsuit.

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  5. Let's face it --- whether you're talking about a car or sitting at the dinner table, gas leaks are never a good thing.

    Nissan knew it had a problem back in August when they recalled 6,000 new Maximas because gas was getting out. Now they have a bigger problem. The O-ring seal that allowed the fuel to flow out of those Maximas was installed on thousands of other cars too ... maybe even yours. O-dear.

    The automaker is expanding the recall to include:

    • Any 2016 Maxima built between Februrary 10 and August 18, 2015.
    • Any 2013-16 Altima with a 3.5L V6 engine that was built between March 30, 2012 and August 18, 2015.

    Don't be surprised if they expand it again. In the meantime, keep open flames away from your car and check out the full story for more details.

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  6. Nissan's Occupant Classification System (OCS) has been the subject of two recalls in the past couple years, but a lawsuit says the fixes aren't working.

    Plaintiff Matthew Senci filed the proposed class-action lawsuit that alleges the vehicles have occupant classification system software that can incorrectly classify a front passenger seat as empty when it's occupied by an adult passenger.

    The error can cause the airbag to deactivate and fail to deploy in a crash and the lawsuit alleges Nissan has known about the problem since at least 2012 due to complaints and warranty claims.

    The first "limited" recall was in February 2013, but the fix was ineffective. A second, larger recall was announced in March 2014, but once again the lawsuit says the fix didn't do diddly.

    The lawsuit, Matthew Senci v. Nissan North America, Inc., accuses the automaker of unfair and deceptive acts and seeks damages for the decreased value of the cars.

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  7. Nissan is recalling a whole bunch of Altimas because their hoods can fly open at any time.

    625,000 cars, in fact. That's a lot of latches that aren't latchin'. Nissan says the problem is with a secondary latch that sticks when the hood is closed. Here's a breakdown of what you need to know about the recall.…

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