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September 3, 2003

Nissan Has Recalled the 2002-2003 Altima

(SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the following information.

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].

Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
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If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
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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 about?

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