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

Nissan Altima owners have reported 108 problems related to front air bag sensor control (under the air bag category).

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2014 Nissan Altima 1
Failure Date: 07/05/2017

Passengers airbag sensor not picking up when there is a person in the seat not all the time but periodically.

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car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima 2
Failure Date: 07/04/2017

Passenger seat sensor does not detect passenger most times, meaning the air bag does not activate. Happens more when passenger is seated before the car is started. This happens with any passenger, all different sizes and weights. Dealer has not found any error codes, and sensor has been reset multiple times. All previous recalls to this issue have been implemented, issue still exists.

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car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2011 Nissan Altima 3
Failure Date: 05/31/2017

Airbag sensor in passengers side is stating that airbags are off even when there is a passenger riding in front. Vehicle was stationary when first noticed. Never changed when in motion or restarting vehicle.

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car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima 4
Failure Date: 05/19/2017

We brought the car into the dealership because of the OCS recall and they reprogrammed the system but it didn't seem to fix the issue, within the year we had to replace both OCS sensors and have it reprogrammed again. I do not feel they met the intent of the recall and would love to know if this issue is/was common and what if anything can be done about it.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2008 Nissan Altima 5
Failure Date: 05/02/2017

I have a Altima coupe that has an intermittent fault with the passenger side bag airbag sensor. I drive down the road and it comes in and out randomly even with a passenger in the car. The car is at a Nissan dealership shop to be inspected and determine cause.

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car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2014 Nissan Altima 6
Failure Date: 05/01/2017

After taking in my Altima 2014 sv for a recall on the airbag sensors, the issue did not go away. The issue is that there is that about half the times a passenger sits next to the driver seat, the airbag system does not detect them. I am having to restart the car for security purposes in case something ends up happening. I am also having an issue with my ac system. I replaced the compressor a year ago and it seems to be failing again. As a senior software engineer I can safely say that there is defnitely an issue with their software. I hope they can fix this soon. Thanks, alejandro silveyra.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2008 Nissan Altima 7
Failure Date: 04/24/2017

The airbag sensor on the passenger seat stopped working about a year ago. I had to get my car inspected last month to drive in the state of va and to access the naval base for work. I failed the inspection because of it and had to pay $705 for a new seat. I saw a recall for this problem but was told by Nissan recall department my car wasn't covered. How can that be possible? I am requesting a full refund from Nissan as the issue was a safety recall issued in 2008. I appreciate your assistance in helping me accomplish it.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2008 Nissan Altima 8
Failure Date: 04/13/2017

The airbag sensor on the passenger seat stopped working about a year ago. I had to get my car inspected last month to drive in the state of virginia and to access the naval base for work. I failed the inspection because of it and had to pay $705 for a new seat. I saw a recall for this problem but was told by Nissan recall department my car wasn't covered. How can that be possible? I am requesting a refund as the issue was a safety recall in 2008.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2015 Nissan Altima 9
Failure Date: 03/11/2017

Front passenger seat airbag occupant sensor - previously had dealer reprogram sensor as the air bag off light would illuminate even when a passenger was present. This situation still sporadically occurs. Have vehicle at Nissan dealer to re-program again. This will make the 2nd attempt to correct this safety problem. Was informed that they don't have a test requirement to perform after the recalibration. Will attempt to capture next occurrence by photo.

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car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima 10
Failure Date: 01/12/2017

Passenger air bag not recognizing when someone is in the seat. Airbag remains off even with a passenger in the seat. The dealer has looked at the car multiple times and they state they can not find the problem. They have worked on the sensors and recalibrated them but the light continues to go on and off and airbag appears to be nonfunctional. Dealer says they can not duplicate the issue and system is operating as designed. . Light continues to come on intermittently when the seat is occupied.


 
car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2009 Nissan Altima 11
Failure Date: 01/03/2017

The sensor in the front passenger seat of my 2009 Nissan Altima suddenly stopped working and is no longer able to tell if someone is sitting in the seat to turn on the airbag.

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car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2016 Nissan Altima 12
Failure Date: 09/01/2016

Airbag sensor is according to the Nissan dealer only activating the airbag if the passenger is over 120lbs. My wife is under this weight and the airbag off light is on every time we drive somewhere. Nissan has tried to play it off saying it's actually safer for an adult under 120lbs to have the airbag off. This is completely unacceptable and I do not have this problem in my vw or my Mazda.

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car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima 13
Failure Date: 07/26/2016

Passenger air bag sensor indicates air bag is disabled when seat is occupied by an adult. This happens when vehicle is both stationary and in motion. This happens off and on but has not shown up when at the dealership. Last instance was today.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2009 Nissan Altima 14
Failure Date: 07/11/2016

The passenger side light indicating the airbag is turned off remains on even when someone is sitting in the passenger seat. Then the airbag sensor light started flashing. I have to replace the passenger seat to fix.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2009 Nissan Altima 15
Failure Date: 06/22/2016

Takata recall. Dealership says entire seat needs to be replaced to correct passenger airbag sensor issue. Will cost over $1,400 to replace due to shortage in replacement seats. Will only warranty for 1 year if replaced.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2011 Nissan Altima 16
Failure Date: 05/14/2016

"passenger airbag off" light intermittently illuminates when passenger seat is occupied by adults weighing between 120 and 200 pounds, indicating the airbag is deactivated, though it should be turned on. Problem happens both while driving and parked, and has occurred frequently for the life of the car. Dealer could not replicate, so issue has not been resolved, and faulty sensor has not been replaced. Newer models (2013¿2016) were subjected to a safety recall for the same issue. Older models should be included as well, as this is a major safety concern for passengers. Complaint for 2011 Nissan Altima 2. 5 s.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2012 Nissan Altima 17
Failure Date: 05/02/2016

The recall which recently came out for the airbag sensor in the front passenger seat needs to include 2012 Altimas (not just 2013-2016). I have had this issue several times in the last year. There have been instances where I am in the front passenger seat and the airbag sensor says the airbag is off. This happens whether the car is stationary or moving.

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car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2010 Nissan Altima 18
Failure Date: 04/24/2016

Supplemental air bag sensor did not work. Had to replace the front passenger seat which contained the sensor for the airbag. Nissan has recalled 2013 Altimas to correct this exact problem. Unfortunately it cost me $800. To correct my problem. I'm sure I'm not the only owner of an earlier model to have this problem.

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car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima 19
Failure Date: 04/04/2016

Both air bag sensor keeps blinking.

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car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2010 Nissan Altima 20
Failure Date: 04/03/2016

The passenger airbag sensor was malfunction which caused the indication light flashing. The Nissan dealership diagnostic the problem and the result was to replace the passenger seat. Since it was the airbag sensor malfunction, it will affect the deployment of the airbag if accident happens. This is not a wear & tear issue. It is the manufacturing problem. Even though a later model of Nissan's vehicle was recalled for the same issue, Nissan corporation refused to replace the seat at their cost since this particular model was not in their recall list.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima 21
Failure Date: 02/05/2016

For 3 years we have been dealing with this particular issue, with no resolution. The dashboard light signaling that the passenger air bag is properly activated for an adult occupant comes on or does not come on when it is supposed to. This occurs whether the car is stationary or on the move. The dealer has told us not to put anything on the passenger seat = ridiculous. The dealer then said that it "reprogrammed the system". Then the dealer told us that they needed to replace the sensor. I believe this has been done 2 x. We last had this attended to sept 15, 2015 but the "so-called repair" did not work again. This air bag issue is serious, and we feel unsafe in this car, therefore we have driven less than 2000 miles in 5 months - the car sits in the garage. The problem is intermittant = we don't know when the air bag system is functioning correctly - we must assume it is malfunctioning!.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2009 Nissan Altima 22
Failure Date: 01/05/2016

First issue was with passenger seat airbag sensor. My wife or other passenger would be sitting in passenger seat and the sensor in the seat would not work and therefore the passenger airbag was disabled, putting passenger safety at risk. Second issue. Had to replace tire pressure monitoring sensor due to leaking tire pressure. Have had to replace 2 out of 4 so far in the last year. Causes low tire pressure and unsafe driving condition.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima 23
Failure Date: 11/15/2015

Randomly, the airbag sensor for the passenger side indicates as being off even when there is someone seating on it. This issue (supposedly) was already been looked at by the local Nissan dealer when a recalled was implemented for this issue. But it is happening again.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2015 Nissan Altima 24
Failure Date: 11/01/2015

The passenger airbag sensor occasionally malfunctions and the "air bag off" light will illuminate when the passenger seat is indeed occupied by an adult. This happens approximately 10% of the time the seat is occupied. This is a commonly recurring complaint on the NHTSA site. Nissan has recalled approximately 140 Altimas, but mine was not in this group after running my VIN.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2007 Nissan Altima 25
Failure Date: 10/25/2015

Sunday 10\25\15 my daughter was driving on 118 in ventura county at 5am. A large animal ran in front of the car, she swerved and hit some construction sign/sandbags. She lost control spun across road, may have flipped and ended up in a deep ditch. All airbags deployed but the front passenger side. This air bag has had sensor problems before and was replaced during a recall because I insisted. I was told it was fixed, the young lady who received a concussion yesterday doesn't agree. The car was totalled and all other airbags deployed but the one that had issues?.

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