The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced a recall of Nissan Altima 2015, 2016 and 2017 models because use of the rear seat window buttons can cause the car doors to unlatch and open. This can happen while the vehicle is in motion, which can pose a serious threat to passengers. The recall impacts more than 315,000 vehicles within these years, with the exception of the 4-door FWD version of the Altima.
In summer 2016, a single incident of the problem was reported to Nissan, but after an investigation, the company was unable to establish the cause of the problem. Later that year, the issue was reported multiple times, which led Nissan to identify the cause as improper cable routing and officially issue the recall. Nissan North America Inc. intends to notify owners of Altima vehicles involved in this recall via mail, but this assumes that all Altima recalled-vehicle drivers’ car registrations are up to date with a current address.
The 2015-2017 Nissan Altima models have been the source of multiple recalls in recent years. This is the first issued for the 2017 model, but it is the second recall for the 2016 Altima. The 2015 model has a total of 8 recalls to date.
If you currently own and drive a 2015-2017 Altima, you can call Nissan customer service at (800) 647-7261 to verify if your vehicle is on the recall list. You can always check for vehicle recalls by entering your VIN number on this NHTSA site: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls
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