Nissan Altima Recalled Over Rear Doors That Could Open Unexpectedly… Again

Two years ago, Nissan called back certain 2015-2017 Altima sedans in the United States over a very serious concern: rear doors that could open without any warning while the vehicle was on the move. Now, they’re recalling the exact same batch, because of the same problem.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that there are 341,003 units of potentially affected cars. That’s only two less than before, which means that they have either miscalculated the number, or that only two of them were actually repaired (highly unlikely, that one). It’s estimated, however, that only one percent of said cars suffer from this condition.

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In the affected Altimas, the door latch-lock cable may not have been routed properly in the rear door the first time the cars were recalled and could interfere with the window regulator. If this happens, then the passenger door could open without any warning upon lowering the rear window. This would pose a very high risk of injury for occupants sitting at the back.

Nissan has advised dealers to secure the latch-lock cables in the correct position. The recall began earlier this month and owners have already been contacted by February 11. Those who haven’t heard from the automaker, though, should get in touch with the brand’s customer service at 1-800-647-7669, or call the NHTSA hotline at 1-888-327-4236, and set up an appointment with an authorized dealer to have their cars repaired free of charge.

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  • A GOOD REASON TO OFFER MORE COUPES.

    • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

      The Altima coupe was a failure.

  • Mr. EP9

    Maybe the passengers don’t like being in the back seats.

    • ksegg

      I know I’d throw myself out if I was in a Nissan. The car is just giving me easier options to exit.

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    Opens its rear door when you lower the windows.
    Sound a bit of a tart.

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