Nissan Altima: Complaints & Recalls

A popular midsize car, the Nissan Altima is marketed as a step above the Nissan Sentra and a little less luxurious than the Nissan Maxima. This sort of accessibility has helped Nissan sell millions of Altimas since its 1996 introduction.While this model is in a decent price range and receives praise, the Altima is occasionally the subject to complaints and recalls. If you believe your Altima may have been sold to you with a known defect, reach out to us at 833.4.CARLAW for a free consultation and we will investigate the problem.

Yearly Nissan Altima Complaints, Investigations, and Recalls

If you purchased a new Altima in the last few years, here’s what you should know, according to the National highway Traffic Safety Administration:

2015 Nissan Altima

Drivers submitted complaints about:

Reasons for recalls include:

  • Rear door may open when the window is down. A door opening on its own, especially when the vehicle is in motion, could cause serious injury.
  • Software or Occupant Classification System issues could prevent the airbag from deploying. This increases the chance of an injury in a collision.
  • Secondary hood latch may bind and not latch. This could cause the hood to open while the vehicle is in motion, creating a driving hazard.
  • Front brake caliper mounting bolts may be loose. This could cause the caliper to detach, interfering with braking.
  • Airbag may not detect passenger. If an adult passenger isn’t sensed, the airbag won’t deploy in an accident.
  • Fuel sending unit may leak fuel. This could increase the risk of a fire, especially if the vehicle is involved in an accident.

2016 Nissan Altima

Reasons for recalls include:

  • Rear door may open when the window is down. A door opening on its own, especially when the vehicle is in motion, could cause serious injury.
  • Software or Occupant Classification System issues could prevent the airbag from deploying. This increases the chance of an injury in a collision.

2017 Nissan Altima

Reasons for recalls include:

  • Rear door may open when the window is down. A door opening on its own, especially when the vehicle is in motion, could cause serious injury.

2018 Nissan Altima

Seek Legal Assistance for Your Nissan Altima

Are you stuck driving an unreliable car wherever you go? Depending on where you live and purchased the vehicle, you may be able to leverage the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act or even a state lemon law to help you receive the justice you deserve.Trust Robison Lemon Law Group LLC to help you navigate both the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and state lemon laws. Contact us today for a free consultation, and we’ll help you get back on the road with reliable transportation.