2006 Nissan ALTIMA Engine And Engine Cooling Recall

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2006 Nissan ALTIMA Engine And Engine Cooling Recall

 NHTSA Recall #46807
NHTSA Compaign #06V223000
MFG Compaign #
 Model Year2006
 Date of notification09/06/06
 Begin date of manufacuring01/01/06
 End date of manufacturing31/05/06
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received21/06/06
 Report created21/06/06
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units85000
 Defect summaryCertain passenger vehicles equipped with 2. 5l engines may experience excessive engine oil consumption as a result of improper performance of the piston rings.
 Consequence summaryIf the oil is not maintained at least at the minimum level, engine damage can occur and in extreme cases result in an engine fire.
 Corrective actionDealers will reprogram the electronic control module (ecm or engine computer). Your vehicle will also be inspected to determine if it has been consuming engine oil at a higher than normal rate. In a small percentage of vehicles, engine replacement will be needed. On june 9, 2006, nissan notified owners of the possibility of excessive oil consumption and the importance of maintaining the oil at a proper level. Follow-up letter to owners advising them of the status of the recall was sent during august 2006. Followup letter to owners was sent on november 15, 2006. Owners may contact nissan at 1-800-647-7261.
 Recall notesCustomers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www. Safercar. Gov.

  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.



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