2008 Nissan Altima Recalls

What To Do If Your Altima Has Been Recalled

The following recalls have been announced by Nissan, so if you own a 2008 Altima take action immediately to get your automobile fixed. Interested in how this information is collected? Read more about recalls and the NHTSA.

  1. Call Nissan to get more information. Verify that the cost of repairs will be covered free of charge.
  2. Setup an appointment with a local authorized mechanic to schedule your maintenance.
  3. Keep up to date with recalls for your vehicle by following this page.

Recent 2008 Altima Recalls

  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM) Recall for 2008 Nissan Altima

    • Recall Announced SEPTEMBER 10 2010
    • NHTSA Reference #10V401000
    • Number Affected 7,948

    Summary: Nissan is recalling certain vehicles that were equipped with a garmin nuvi model 750 navigation system. The batteries contained in the affected gps units can overheat.

    Consequence: Overheated batteries could result in a fire.

    Fix: Nissan will notify owners and the repairs will be performed by garmin technicians by replacing the battery and inserting a spacer on top of the battery free of charge. The safety recall began on September 16, 2010. Owners may contact garmin directly at 1-866-957-1981 or Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

    For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #10V401000 »

  • AIR BAGS Recall for 2008 Nissan Altima

    • Recall Announced OCTOBER 07 2008
    • NHTSA Reference #08V521000
    • Number Affected 204,361

    Summary: Nissan is recalling 204,361 MY 2007-2008 Altima, Altima hybrid, 350Z, 350Z roadster, MY 2008 Altima coupe, rogue, MY 2009 murano, and infiniti MY 2007-2008 G35 sedan, MY 2008 G37 coupe and EX35 passenger vehicles equipped with Continental automotive systems' occupant classification system (OCS) control units. A varistor in the OCS control unit located in the passenger seat cushion may have been manufactured out of specification. Under certain conditions, this could cause an interruption of signal between the OCS and the air bag control unit (acu).

    Consequence: This could result in the passenger air bag being suppressed which could fail to provide adequate protection in the event of a crash.

    Fix: Dealers will test the signal between the OCS and acu systems using a special tool to check that it is functioning as designed. If necessary, the seat cushion (containing OCS hardware) will be replaced with a new one manufactured to specification. The recall began on November 4, 2008. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261 or infiniti at 1-800-662-6200.

    For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #08V521000 »

  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE Recall for 2008 Nissan Altima

    • Recall Announced OCTOBER 07 2008
    • NHTSA Reference #08V521000
    • Number Affected 204,361

    Summary: Nissan is recalling 204,361 MY 2007-2008 Altima, Altima hybrid, 350Z, 350Z roadster, MY 2008 Altima coupe, rogue, MY 2009 murano, and infiniti MY 2007-2008 G35 sedan, MY 2008 G37 coupe and EX35 passenger vehicles equipped with Continental automotive systems' occupant classification system (OCS) control units. A varistor in the OCS control unit located in the passenger seat cushion may have been manufactured out of specification. Under certain conditions, this could cause an interruption of signal between the OCS and the air bag control unit (acu).

    Consequence: This could result in the passenger air bag being suppressed which could fail to provide adequate protection in the event of a crash.

    Fix: Dealers will test the signal between the OCS and acu systems using a special tool to check that it is functioning as designed. If necessary, the seat cushion (containing OCS hardware) will be replaced with a new one manufactured to specification. The recall began on November 4, 2008. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261 or infiniti at 1-800-662-6200.

    For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #08V521000 »

  • SUSPENSION Recall for 2008 Nissan Altima

    • Recall Announced JULY 31 2008
    • NHTSA Reference #08V363000
    • Number Affected 1,018

    Summary: Nissan is recalling 1,018 MY 2008 Altima vehicles. The left side front suspension transverse link bolt may not have been tightened to specification. This condition could cause the bolt to become loose while the vehicle is being driven.

    Consequence: If the bolt were to come out, the driver may experience difficulty controlling the direction of the vehicle which could result in a crash.

    Fix: Dealers will tighten the transverse link bolt to specification free of charge. The recall began on August 11, 2008. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

    For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #08V363000 »

  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE Recall for 2008 Nissan Altima

    • Recall Announced DECEMBER 28 2007
    • NHTSA Reference #07V599000
    • Number Affected 114

    Summary: On certain passenger vehicles that have had the body control module (BCM) replaced during service at a dealership, the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) may have been inadvertently deactivated due to an issue with the dealer service software. If the TPMS is turned off, it would not alert the driver to a decrease in the tire pressure as designed.

    Consequence: Driving on under-inflated tires is unsafe and could result in a crash.

    Fix: Dealers will check the TPMS function and reactivate it if necessary. The recall began on January 18, 2008. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

    For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #07V599000 »

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