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Nissan Maxima Recalls

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02/13/17 Nissan north america, inc. (nissan) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 altima vehicles manufactured january 3, 2013, to july 29, 2013, 2015-2016 rogue vehicles manufactured october 14, 2014, to august 12, 2016, and 2016 maxima vehicles manufactured june 4, 2015, to august 19, 2015. an incorrect occupant classification system (ocs) electronic control unit (ecu) may have been installed in the front passenger seat. the incorrect ecu and seat combination may misclassify the front passenger seat occupant.

If the front passenger seat occupant is misclassified, the air bag may deploy incorrectly in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ecu and update the ocs software free of charge. the recall began february 13, 2017. owners may contact nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
06/10/16 Nissan north america, inc. (nissan) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 nissan maxima, 2013-2016 nissan altima, nv200, leaf, sentra, and pathfinder, 2014-2016 nissan nv200 taxi, infiniti qx60, qx60 hybrid, and q50 hybrid, 2014-2017 nissan rogue and infiniti q50, 2015-2016 nissan murano, murano hybrid, and chevrolet city express, 2014-2015 nissan pathfinder hybrid, and 2013 infiniti jx35 vehicles. in these vehicles, the front seat passenger occupant classification system (ocs) may incorrectly classify an adult passenger as a child or classify the seat as empty despite it being occupied. as a result, the passenger frontal air bag may be turned off and not deploy in the event of a crash.

If the passenger frontal air bag does not deploy as intended in the event of a crash, the passenger is at an increased risk of injury.

Nissan will notify their owners. chevrolet city express owners will be notified by general motors. dealers will reprogram the air bag control unit (acu) and ocs electronic control unit (ecu) in altima, maxima, murano, rogue, and sentra vehicles, and replace the ocs ecu in leaf, nv200, nv200 taxi, pathfinder, infiniti q50, jx35, and qx60 and chevrolet city express vehicles, free of charge. interim notices were sent to owners on may 31, 2016. owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. owners may contact nissan customer service at 1-800-867-7669, infiniti customer service at 1-888-833-3216 or chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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12/14/15 Nissan north america, inc. (nissan) is recalling certain model year 2015 altima and 2016 maxima vehicles manufactured october 6, 2015, to october 7, 2015. the affected vehicles have front brake calipers whose mounting bolts may not be properly tightened.

If the bolts were not properly tightened, the caliper may detach and reduce braking ability, increasing the risk of a crash.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will check the brake caliper mounting bolts, tightening them as necessary, free of charge. the recall began on december 14, 2015. owners may contact nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
09/28/15 Engine Nissan north america, inc. (nissan) notified the agency on july 31, 2015, that they are recalling certain model year 2016 nissan maxima vehicles manufactured february 10, 2015, to august 18, 2015. on october 14, 2015, nissan expanded the recall to cover an additional 41,388 vehicles, including certain model year 2013-2015 altima 3.5 vehicles equipped with a v6 engine manufactured march 30, 2012, to august 18, 2015 as well as the vehicles covered by the july 31, 2015 notification. in the affected vehicles, due to an improperly installed o-ring that may not have been seated correctly at the time of assembly, fuel may leak during a crash from the area where the fuel sending unit attaches to the fuel tank.

If fuel leaks from between the fuel sending unit and the tank, it may increase the risk of a fire in the event of a crash.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will install a retainer ring between the fuel tank and the fuel sending unit. the recall began on september 28, 2015. owners may contact nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
12/22/03 Engine On certain passenger vehicles, the circuit board for the crank position sensor or cam position sensor may have an improper solder joint due to solder deformation caused by heat stress accelerated by the existence of flux residue during the soldering process.

This could cause the "service engine soon" warning light to come on, create a no start condition, cause reduced engine power, or cause the engine to stop running without warning during vehicle operation, which could result in a crash.

Dealers will replace the crank position sensors. camshaft position sensor(s), and in some cases, the variable timing control sensor(s). vehicles involved in a previous recall campaign, 01v357, are also included in this new campaign. the replacement sensors used in that campaign are also affected. owner notification began on december 22, 2003. owners should contact nissan at 1-800-647-7261 or infiniti at 1-800-662-6200.

Nissan recall no. r3022/infiniti recall no. r3021.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
12/12/01 Transmission and Drivetrain On certain passenger vehicles equipped with a traction control system, the odometer in the subject vehicles registers distance in kilometers instead of miles as is specified in the design. the odometer does not have a label that indicates "kilometers" or "km" as required by fmvss no. 101, "controls and displays."



Dealers will inspect the odometer to determine if it is correct and, if not, will replace the speedometer/odometer assembly. owner notification began december 12, 2001. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
12/12/16 Brakes and Traction Control Nissan north america, inc. (nissan) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 nissan maxima vehicles manufactured february 10, 2015, to august 19, 2016 and equipped with intelligent cruise control, 2015-2017 murano vehicles manufactured august 22, 2014, to august 19, 2016 and equipped with intelligent cruise control, and 2015-2016 murano hybrid vehicles manufactured august 22, 2014, to july 19, 2016. the affected vehicles have anti-lock brake (abs) actuator pumps that may allow brake fluid to leak onto an internal electrical circuit board.

A brake fluid leak onto the circuit board may result in an electrical short, increasing the risk of a fire.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the abs actuator, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. the recall began on december 12, 2016. owners may contact nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261. note: when brake fluid has leaked onto the circuit board, the abs warning lamp will remain illuminated for more than 10 seconds after engine start up. if this occurs, owners are advised to park the vehicle outdoors away from other vehicles or structures and to not drive the vehicle.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
05/16/16 Brakes and Traction Control Nissan north america, inc. (nissan) is recalling certain model year 2016 murano vehicles manufactured december 17, 2015, to february 11, 2016, and 2016 maxima vehicles manufactured november 25, 2015, to february 12, 2016 and equipped with an antilock braking system (abs) and vehicle dynamic control (vdc). the abs actuator may have a damaged o-ring that may result in a lack of brake fluid pressure.

Insufficient brake fluid pressure may lengthen the distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the abs actuator, as necessary, free of charge. the recall began on may 16, 2016. owners may contact nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
10/08/09 Suspension and Steering Nissan is recalling certain model year 2009 and 2010 altima and maxima passenger cars. the upper front strut insulators may have been manufactured out of specification resulting in a potential for the strut insulator to crack.

If the strut insulator is cracked, there is a potential for the strut rod to come out of its mounting position, which could affect vehicle stability and increase the risk of a crash.

Nissan will notify owners and dealers will replace both left and right side front strut insulators free of charge. the safety recall began october 2009. owners may contact nissan at 1-800-nissan1 (1-800-647-7261).

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
12/18/06 Suspension and Steering Certain passenger vehicles equipped with an 'intelligent key' fail to conform to the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 114, "theft protection." during an inspection of some vehicles at the assembly plant, it was found that the steering wheel was locked with the ignition knob in the "off" position but the vehicle transmission not being in the "park" position.

If the key is turned to the "off" position without the transmission being in the "park" position, it is possible that the steering wheel can lock when turned to the right.

Dealers will inspect and replace the steering wheel lock assembly free of charge. the recall began on december 18, 2006. owners may contact nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

Nissan recall no. pb026.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
02/27/06 Suspension and Steering On certain vehicles, the rear subframe may have been manufactured incorrectly, which could result in a crack in a bracket which holds part of the rear suspension.

If the bracket is cracked, the stability of the vehicle may be affected under severe driving conditions. this could lead to a loss of control of the vehicle which could result in a crash.

Dealers will inspect the rear subframe to determine if it was manufactured incorrectly and replace it, if necessary. the recall began on february 27, 2006. owners may contact nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

Nissan recall no. pb016.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
07/29/02 Suspension and Steering On certain passenger vehicles, the pin at the end of the front suspension transverse link (lower control arm) could break where it is mounted to the frame.

This can cause a knocking sound and abnormal steering. this could result in difficulty controlling the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will replace the transverse links on the left and right sides with new ones. owner notification began july 29, 2002. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact nissan at 1-800-647-7261 or infiniti at 1-800-662-6200.

Customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
06/15/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning Nissan north america, inc. (nissan) is recalling certain model year 2001-2003 nissan maxima, 2002-2004 pathfinder, 2002-2006 sentra, 2002-2003 infiniti qx4 and i35, 2003 fx35 and fx45, and 2001 i30 vehicles. upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. the recall began on june 15, 2015. owners may contact nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261. note: on december 18, 2015 nissan informed nhtsa of an amendment of this recall to remove 2004-2005 infiniti fx35 and fx45 vehicles.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
01/16/06 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain passenger vehicles equipped with the driver preferred package, the wire harness from the driver's seat power lumbar support switch may be routed incorrectly and could be pinched under the driver seat.

A pinched harness, in combination with driving vibration, may result in a short circuit in the harness that could lead to a fire in the seat.

Dealers will replace the wire harness and route it correctly. the recall began on january 16, 2006. owners may contact nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

Nissan recall no. pb011.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
09/07/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain passenger vehicles equipped with skyview roofs, the glass for the roof may not have been quenched properly after the forming process, resulting in temper imbalance.

This could create excessive internal stress in the glass and eventually cause the glass to shatter, creating a risk of injury.

Dealers will inspect and replace the glass in the skyview roof. the recall began on september 7, 2004. owners should contact nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

Nissan recall no. pu401. customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
03/11/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain passenger vehicles equipped with an electronic throttle control system, the stopper for the accelerator pedal will prevent excessive movement of the accelerator position sensor. if the driver applies overly excessive force to the accelerator pedal while at the same time pushing it to the right, the pedal can "over travel" due to the design of the pedal stopper.

This will cause the engine malfunction indicator lamp to come on and the engine speed to be severely limited. if this occurs unexpectedly, it could lead to a crash.

Dealers will install a new accelerator pedal stopper. owner notification began march 11, 2002. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact nissan at 1-800-647-7261 or infiniti at 800-662-6200.

Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
08/28/06 Other Certain vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 225, "child restraint anchorage systems." the lower anchorage brackets in the rear seats do not meet the location requirement in this standard. this may cause difficulty in attaching some child seats to these brackets.

If a child seat is not properly secured, there is an increased risk of injury to the seat occupant in the event of a crash.

Dealers will replace the lower anchorage brackets with modified brackets to ensure that the standard is met. the recall began on august 28, 2006. the infiniti q45 model vehicles are being campaigned under a separate recall (please see 05v374000). owners should contact nissan at 1-800-647-7261 or infiniti at 1-800-662-6200.

Infiniti recall no. r0604/nissan recall no.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

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Nissan Maxima Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.