September 3, 2003
Nissan Has Recalled the 2002-2003 Altima
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the
Nissan Motor Corporation
Models: Nissan Altima Years: 2002-2003
Number Potentially Involved: 377,000
Dates of Manufacture: August 2001 – May 2003
Defect: On certain passenger vehicles sold or registered in the States of
Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas,
Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota,
Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South
Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin, and Wyoming, at extremely cold
temperatures, moisture in the fuel tank could freeze and form ice crystals.
These ice crystals may obstruct the suction opening of the fuel pump. This
can prevent the supply of fuel to the engine and cause the engine to stop,
which could result in a crash without warning. Nissan will also notify
owners of affected vehicles that are not located in these states and advise
them that if those vehicles are to be driven in one of these states or in
other cold areas in the winter, Nissan will perform the remedy without
charge upon request.
Remedy: Dealers will install a screen at the suction opening of the fuel
pump to prevent ice crystals from blocking the opening. The manufacturer has
reported that owner notification is expected to begin during August 2003.
Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-333-0829.
[NHTSA Campaign No. 03V251].
Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list
auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
How many did you hear
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