2013 Nissan ALTIMA Air Bags Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2013 Nissan ALTIMA Air Bags Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1169485
 Internal NHTSA #10701384
 ManufacurerNissan North America, Inc.
 BrandNISSAN
 ModelALTIMA
 Model Year2013
 File date19/06/13
 ComponentAIR BAGS
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemThe light that indicates my passenger frontal air bag will not deploy is coming on when a normal sized adult is in the front seat. Apparently, this is tied to a sensor which is supposed to disable the air bag if someone has a small child (between 30 lbs and 80 lbs) in the front seat due to the increased risk of injury with an airbag deployment. When i first bought the car, it happened approximately 10% of the time i had an adult in the front seat. I have taken my vehicle into the nissan dealership twice for this issue. Once i was told that it was inspected with no issues found. And the second time, the dealership performed a re-programming of the computer according to a tsb from nissan that they had on file. Since the re-programming was done, the frequency has increased to roughly 30% of the time an adult is in the front seat. The size of the passenger is irrelevant. It happens equally often when my 135 lb wife is in the front seat as it does when my dad or father-in-law (both roughly 180 lbs - 200 lbs) are in the front seat. I love the car, but this safety issue needs to be addressed. The previous recall/tsb has not resolved or even improved the issue. It actually made it worse.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure1500
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateROYSE CITY, TX
VIN pattern 1N4AL3AP6DNXXXXXX
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase14/06/21
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders
Drive train typeFWD
Transmission type
 Vehicle speed25
 DoT tire identifier
 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
Type of restraint
 Dealer's name
 Dealer's telephone number
 Dealer's city
 Dealer's state code
 Dealer's ZIP code
  • 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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