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Front Air Bag Sensor Control Problems of Nissan Altima - part 1



Nissan Altima owners have reported 58 problems related to front air bag sensor control (under the air bag category).

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2004 Nissan Altima 1
Failure Date: 10/20/2014

I was in an accident on 20oct 2014 and my insurance considered car as " total loss" after appraisal but air bag did not open even though it was severe damage as I rear ended car in front x I did suffer muscle ache for couple of days but no medical attention was needed x even my prescription glasses for distance broke with impact prior to this event past 4 years I was taking my car to Nissan dealership for " sensor" issues even though there was no mechanical problem with car and I had to bear the expenses every time sensor light came on this happened almost every year for 3 consecutive years and I complained to Nissan but they did nothing about it & now with air bag not opening with total damage to front end of my car was very worrisome I do have pictures / police report for accident & Nissan repair work done in past for sensor issues if needed thank you for investigating.

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car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima 2
Failure Date: 07/26/2014

The contact owns a 2013 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that the air bag sensor illuminated intermittently. The dealer cleared the computer code, but the failure recurred. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 13v069000 (air bags) and 14v138000 (air bags, electrical system). The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 26,000.

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car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2014 Nissan Altima 3
Failure Date: 07/05/2014

Tl- the contact owns a 2014 Nissan Altima. The contact stated the front passenger air bag sensor does not detect an occupant. The contact stated he had his vehicle serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 14v138000 (air bags , electrical system) however, the failure persisted. Both dealer and manufacturer have been made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 4000. Az.

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car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2010 Nissan Altima 4
Failure Date: 07/01/2014

The contact owns a 2010 Nissan Altima. The front passenger seat air bag sensor failed to detect when the seat was occupied. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The dealer and manufacturer were notified. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 32,000.

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car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima 5
Failure Date: 04/30/2014

The contact owns a 2013 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that the air bag and seat belt warning sensors illuminated. The dealer cleared the codes, but the failures recurred. The contact mentioned that the vehicle was repaired according to NHTSA campaign number: 14v138000 (air bags, electrical system); however, the remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer numerous times, but the technician was unable to remedy the failure. In addition, the contact heard a loud noise while driving 25 mph and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was towed back to the dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 8,919.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2008 Nissan Altima 6
Failure Date: 03/28/2014

The occupant sensor in the passenger seat doesn't correctly sense or classify a passenger (more than 120 lbs) when they are in the seat. This results in the air bag being incorrectly deactivated (similar to recent NHTSA campaign number 14v138000). The vehicle was previously given to the dealer to fix under NHTSA campaign number 08v521000. This still occurs and adjusting her position or the seat position doesn't eliminate the issue so passengers would not have air bag protection in the event of a frontal impact.

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car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2014 Nissan Altima 7
Failure Date: 01/14/2014

The contact owns a 2014 Nissan Altima. While driving various speeds, the air bag warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was previously repaired according to NHTSA campaign number: 14v138000 (air bags, electrical system). The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 1,000.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima 8
Failure Date: 10/16/2013

The passenger seat airbag sensor fails to notice a 110 pound passenger in the seat. This results in a warning on the display that the passenger airbag is disabled. The first incident was last fall. The date and mileage above is just a guess, the second time was on or about March 20, 2014 when the warning remained on for about 5 miles or until I stopped and restarted the car at a traffic light. It happened again April 5, 2013. The warning stayed on until I shut off the engine and then restarted it. I am not sure but it may be affected by whether of not her seat belt buckle is engaged before or after the car is started. (please note that this is my wife's car and their is seldom anyone in the passenger seat. ) there was a recall for this issue in 2013 and there has been an announcement of a new recall starting soon. Both recalls are only for selected VIN numbers and neither includes our Altima. I checked with Nissan corporate customer service and with the dealer and they both confirmed the recalled vehicles do not include our car. The car is titled to my wife shizuko jacobson.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima 9
Failure Date: 09/05/2013

Tl * the contact owns a 2013 Nissan Altima. The contact¿s vehicle was repaired according to NHTSA campaign id number: 14v138000 (air bags); however, the failure recurred. The dealer stated that the floor mat sensor needed to be reprogrammed. While a passenger was seated in the front passenger seat, the air bag sensor failed to illuminate. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 3,000. Jcc.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima 10
Failure Date: 07/06/2013

Well I have dropped my car off for the 5th time for this same issue, this time they told me they replaced the passenger sensor, but could not get it to reset, so they had to order another sensor and my car sat for 3 extra days but they installed them and I recieved my vehicle back on July 5th and on July 6th the light showing my passenger airbag is off was on while an adult is sitting in the seat. Ihave tried to have Nissan purchase the car back but ll they tell me is that they do not interpret that my car falls under the lemon law but in my state it is if I have a problem repaired 3 or more times and the problem is still occuring, or a safety issue being repaired once and it is still occuring then it will fall under it, so now I have to go and spend more time and money on a lawyer. This is a serious problem. It is also occuring in the new rogues. I have had 2 seperate rogue loaner cars and they both too have the passenger airbag turn off while an adult is sitting in the seat. I have videos of all three vehicles.


 
car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima 11
Failure Date: 05/22/2013

I first had the air bag passenger sensor warning come on and stay on for around fifteen minutes and then it went off. My wife was sitting in the passenger seat in all these incidents. This happened twice before I took it in to the dealer and they told me there was a recall for the seat sensors. They replaced the sensors and performed the zero point reset on may 31, 2013. Prior to sept. 6, 2013 I had the same problem of the passenger sensor warning come on and staying on for ten to 15 minutes. On sept. 6th they secured some cables and performed another zero point reset. Prior to Feb. 21, 2014 I had the same problem and they performed another zero point reset on Feb. 21. On March 15th I had the same problem one night when we drove 5 blocks from a friends house and it was still on when I shut the car off. I haven't taken it back to the dealer yet but the zero point reset doesn't seem to be solving the problem. At this point I don't know if anyone in the front passenger seat is being protected or not. Has anyone else been reporting problems with this cars sensors?.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2009 Nissan Altima 12
Failure Date: 05/15/2013

I own 2009 Altima coupe se. The passenger airbag sensor does not work properly. Sometimes something as small as an ipad will activate the airbag. As where other times my 125 wife will have it turn off. Something needs to be done as I am seeing that a multitude of people are having this issue.

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car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima 13
Failure Date: 04/25/2013

The contact owns a 2013 Nissan Altima. The contact stated when an adult passenger was seated in the front seat, the air bag sensor light illuminated indicating that the front passenger seat air bag system was defective. The contact stated that the air bag sensor light illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and repaired under the NHTSA recall campaign number 14v138000 (air bags , electrical system) but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The failure mileage was 1,000. The vehicle was taken to the dealer four times. They re-programmed the computer twice, and replaced the sensors, to no avail. Updated 07/22/14.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima 14
Failure Date: 04/01/2013

Passenger airbag sensor was occasionally showing that airbag deployment was deactivated when there was an adult passenger seated in that seat with their seatbelt on. Took it into Nissan dealership the car was purchased from and they said there was a recall on my vehicle for a faulty sensor, and they "reset the software" for this system until the part came in. Went back to same dealership for the recall to be fixed for a second time and they again "reset the software" and the service manager stated that the manufacturer said they need to reset the software twice before replacing the sensor. I called Nissan and they stated this was not true, and it should be replaced not software reset. If they are lying and cutting corners on replacing a recalled part that puts somebody's life in danger, then what else are they lying about.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima 15
Failure Date: 03/14/2013

Bought 2013 Altima in Feb. In March noticed the passenger light was on when someone was sitting in the seat. Followed by on and off frequently. Took the car to the dealer. . . . . Said he found sensor was bad. On Nov. 5,2013 it happened and returned to the dealer who said it showed no errors. Told me it was safe but if the light came on take a picture. It came on twice on 11/8/2013. I am at a loss of what to do other than hold Nissan libel for not fixing an obvious safety defect. I will return to the dealer later this week in November 2013. How can we get Nissan to react to our protection on an obvious complaint from so many owners?.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima 16
Failure Date: 02/05/2013

2013 Nissan Altima that at times passenger air bag off light is on even though a 130lb person is sitting in seat. After 4 occurrences and seeing a recall for sensor issues I took car to dealer and was told my car not part of recall and they did not find any computer codes to indicate a problem. They could not duplicate the problem. No actions taken. I am concerned about is the air bag working if we have an accident.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima 17
Failure Date: 02/04/2013

After I bought the car I noticed the driver's side rear view mirror was vibrating while driving at all speeds. Then the dealer replaced the mirror several times until they fixed the vibrating problem. But now, the mirror they replaced it with seems to be a generic mirror, seems like a convex mirror and the objects and view look deformed. It isn't a flat mirror and the dealer said that is normal and all the cars have that same mirror. That is a lie because when they changed my very first mirror due to vibrating, it was flat and clear. This issue has not been solved but now they replaced 2 sensors that are on recall and waiting for a third sensor on the driver's airbag to be replaced as well due to recall. I am so tired of going back and forth to the dealer that I am finally going to file a complaint, this car is a lemon! (2013 Nissan Altima sv -pearl white).

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima 18
Failure Date: 01/21/2013

Passenger air bag indicates off with occupant in seat. - returned to dealer for repair on Jan,21, Apr 4, may 14 and June 4. Dealer replaced occupant sensors on April 4,2013. Problem was not rectified, they claim there is no defect. Filed complaint with Nissan consumer affairs, they claim they could only go by what dealer states. Therefore they are useless to consumer.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima 19
Failure Date: 01/07/2013

Passenger air bag periodically turns itself off during a trip and will not reset until the car is turned off. This has happened periodically, approximately 10 times. I reurned to the dealership and they said they would not change the defective sensor until Nissan officially recalled the part. They simply loosened and then retorques the sensor.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2007 Nissan Altima 20
Failure Date: 12/03/2012

2007 Nissan Altima 3. 5 se. Consumer writes in regards to passenger seat problems in vehicle. The cosumer stated anyone who sat in the passenger seat, the air bag sensor did not recognize the seat was occupired. The warning read, np passenger in the seat. The consumer stated there was a recall on the exact problem. However, his vehicle identification number was not included.

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car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2009 Nissan Altima 21
Failure Date: 10/29/2012

Oct 2012: passenger air bag off symbol illuminated with adult sitting in the seat. Dealer diagnosis: no codes in system found. Dealer recalibrated the air bag. Customer cost $100 Dec 2013: passenger air bag off symbol illuminated and dashboard air bag symbol flashing. Dealer diagnosed that passenger side seat cushion sensor needed replacing. Customer cost $130 for diagnosis, $399 for sensor. May 2014: body shops refuse to handle air bag issues and was referred back to a Nissan dealer. Seat cushion assembly was now over $700 because the entire seat cushion needed replacing. Nissan no longer replaces just the sensor. A complaint was filed with Nissan asking for financial assistance with the replacement part . Nissan required another diagnosis to be within a 3 month period. July 2014: Nissan refused to assist with the cost because it was no longer under warranty.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima 22
Failure Date: 10/15/2012

Passenger air bag system malfunctions despite Nissan replacing the sensors in that seat on 9-25-2013. Previously this malfunction occured about 6 times during the period 9-8-2012 to 9-25-2013. Nissan unable to replicate error in shop or ascertain cause. Only when I produced video evidence of the malfunction did they take action and replace seat sensors. The problem persists.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima 23
Failure Date: 08/29/2012

Airbag passenger sensor/system problem, airbag disabled with a 200+ pound person in the passenger seat (should only disable with a small child)! the issue continues intermittently to present, dealer has not been able to duplicate, and will not fix it without an error logged in the computer. Issue has occurred at least 50 times, most recently in the last two weeks.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2011 Nissan Altima 24
Failure Date: 08/20/2012

Passenger airbag sensor indicating not on while adult sitting in seat. Took car back to dealer several time would not duplicate. 2 times they said thy fix it. Cars should be on recall. Dealer said thy could not help.

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car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2003 Nissan Altima 25
Failure Date: 10/10/2010

In October 2010 the air bag light flashing, result: retrieved code b1129-rh side air bag module open circuit, not detected at the time, code was in past tense. May have intermittent fault. Cleared code and light stayed off at the time. In July 2011 the air bag was flashing again retrieved code b1129-rh again. This time they said seat back needs to be replaced and/or needs a sensor unit . I find this a manufacture issue and responsibility, due to the fact that this car has never been in a car accident or abused. The air bag is not a tire to go bad, if one was in a car accident and replaced it at a private place that is another story! it is not fair for the same code (b1129-rh) once they just turned off and once they say you need to replace it.

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