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SafetyAlerts
April 30, 2002

Nissan Has Initiated a Safety Improvement Campaign For the 2002 Altima

(SafetyAlerts) -  Nissan Has Initiated a Safety Improvement Campaign For the 2002 Altima because the air bag does not work as expected.

Potential Number of Units Affected: 165001

Manufactured: / - 03/2002

Defect Summary:
THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SAFETY ACT. HOWEVER, IT IS DEEMED A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN BY THE AGENCY. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: 2002 NISSAN ALTIMA MODEL VEHICLES MANUFACTURED PRIOR TO MARFCH 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 Summary:
THE AIR BAG SYSTEM DOES NOT WORK AS EXPECTED.

Corrective Summary:
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.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 02I001000
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Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

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