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



Nissan Altima owners have reported 83 problems related to front air bag sensor control (under the air bag category).

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2009 Nissan Altima 1
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.

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car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima 2
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.

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car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2015 Nissan Altima 3
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.

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car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2007 Nissan Altima 4
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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car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2014 Nissan Altima 5
Failure Date: 10/01/2015

The passenger airbag sensor is not properly sensing the weight. The "airbag off" light is on when an adult over the weight limit sits in the seat. Plus, a child under the weight limit, the "airbag off" light is off. In short, the passenger airbag sensor is not properly detecting the correct weight of the passenger.

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car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima 6
Failure Date: 09/10/2015

I have a 2013 Nissan Altima. The passenger seat air bag occupant sensor comes on showing that the passenger air bag is turned off when an adult is sitting in the seat. The adult is 200 lbs. The light will stay on while driving. My car was recalled for the occupant sensor classification reset. It did not change anything. It still does the same thing. I have complained about it numerous times to the dealer. The dealer says there is no fix for this and no codes in the computer. It seems that if the passenger sits in the car, buckles the seat belt before the car is started then the issue happens less often, as if the car only checks if the seat is occupied on startup.


car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2009 Nissan Altima 7
Failure Date: 09/01/2015

I haven't been happy since I had my car, which I purchased in 2012 with 45, 0000 miles at the time of purchase. I complained about so many things every other month I was going to get it checked. When you hit a bump you can here something loose underneath the front end of course I seemed like the only crazy one hearing the noise. Then when I took it back again I was told the sway bar arms need to be replaced when this was a problem when I first purchased the car they just ignored now my warranty is expired . The steering lock was one issue and I was told through the dealership that there was not a recall on my car. Until I contacted you guys I was told that there was a recall. Now when I drive the car at a certain speed it starts wining and slows down to 60 mph with the gas pedal to the floor I am furious because I was traveling on the interstate 4 different times going out of town and this happened. Someone could have ran into the back of me. I changed out the air filter thinking that may have been the problem but no it continued. Also sometimes the car wouldn't start I was told by Nissan I needed a new battery and I had it checked by someone else they said the battery was fine. The passenger sensor light stays on when an adult is sitting there. Now my sister 2013 Nissan Altima transmission is gone and she only had the car almost two years and we were complaining about the issue with the car going a certain speed and making noise. I went to Nissan and they told me my car can be put on the machine, but I would have to pay to have it checked. Too many people having the same problems with these cars.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2015 Nissan Altima 8
Failure Date: 04/10/2015

The passenger air bag sometime will turn off, while people still sitting in the front seat. The sensor of the passenger air bag is just not sensitive enough with light wight adult weight less 120lbs.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2014 Nissan Altima 9
Failure Date: 04/04/2015

Light depicting that passenger air bag was off while my wife was in the passenger seat. Light came on and stayed on for 40 miles. The first time I noticed this, a software update was run and I was told that the problem was resolved. It happened again and I was told that the car was showing a faulty in the sensors below the seat and they were replaced and I was told the problem was resolved. Yesterday the problem surfaced again.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima 10
Failure Date: 03/24/2015

This is the fourth time the passenger air bag sensor light came on with an adult in the seat. Nissan has attempted to fix it numerous time without success. I question whether the bag will go off in an accident. I was told by the local dealer that I should call corporate and recorded the complaint. They said they would get back to me.


 
car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2012 Nissan Altima 11
Failure Date: 03/23/2015

Hello there I have a Nissan Altima and took it to get a diagnosis and they said it was the passenger seat cushion/OCS sensor. They said we broke the sensor with a water bottle. I said okay because I didn't know better. After doing some research I found out that the sensor is inside the cushion seat so how could a water bottle reach that sensor. It doesn't its self explanatory their car came defective. I'm paralyzed from the waist down. If I get in an accident the ones that are going to be help responsible is Nissan because they sold me a defective car. I have the right to file action against your guys behalf. If you look at howstuffworks. Com it will show you exactly what I'm talking about. I do not have $550 extra for their mistake. Thank you and hope you guys take car of it. Also I bought this car brand new 7000 miles on it October 9th, 2012.

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car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2008 Nissan Altima 12
Failure Date: 02/24/2015

Was informed by our Nissan dealership that this vehicle has inoperable airbags due to a failure of the front crash zone sensor. Of course, this is just an assumption on their part. This vehicle has never been in an accident or experience any impact of any nature to cause this sensor to malfunction. Nissan dealership ran a diagnostics test, but still no clear indication as to there being inoperable airbags. Was given two options, starting with one option of replacing the sensor in its entirety at an estimated cost of $525, and if that didn't work, running another diag. Test at an additional estimated cost of $592. In an attempt for some assistance, a consumer complaint was filed with Nissan north America only to be denied assistance on the cost of this repair. Their decision was based solely on the age of the vehicle and it not being under a warranty. Paying a $1,000 for a "guess" is extremely steep and unreasonable and a cost to which I cannot afford. Due to their faulty transmissions, at 45,000 miles, the transmission on this vehicle had to be completely replaced, to which Nissan picked up the tab for due to faulty transmissions of their cvt transmissions. Being purchased as a brand new vehicle only to have a transmission being completely replaced at 45,000 miles sheds new light on the poor quality of Nissan vehicles. At this time, Nissan is refusing to assist.

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car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2014 Nissan Altima 13
Failure Date: 02/24/2015

The passenger side front seat will not detect an adult occupying the seat and disables the air bag for that passenger. I have personally experienced this on multiple occasions for adults ranging in weights from 130 pounds to 165 pounds. I have taken it to my dealer on 4 occasions. The first time they told me they reprogrammed it. The second, they replaced a sensor. The third, they said my wife didn't weigh enough and to sit very still or bounce around in the seat so that the passenger is detected. The fourth time, they replaced two sensors. Still the issue persists. To try and remedy, I have to put the car in park and keep turning the car off and on until it detects my passenger and enables the airbag.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2015 Nissan Altima 14
Failure Date: 12/13/2014

The passenger air bag sensor intermittently does not sense a passenger therefore the passenger air bag warning system stays off. My worry is, if in an accident will my wife of 54 years be saved by the air bag deploying or not. The vehicle was taken in to future Nissan of roseville, on 03/24/15, inspected, stated could not duplicate problem. We were told no recall or reports from other owners are known. The problem is still happening. We have heard of the same issue occurring with others. My wife and I are very concerned with our safety.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2015 Nissan Altima 15
Failure Date: 12/02/2014

After starting the vehicle while still stationary, the front passenger airbag is disarmed despite there being a passenger in the seat. The vehicle must be restarted frequently until the light indicates the airbag is armed. I have taken it to the dealer on two separate occasions but both times they found nothing wrong and could only re-calibrate the sensor. If someone were to not notice the light it could potentially be a dangerous situation for the passenger.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2004 Nissan Altima 16
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 17
Failure Date: 10/06/2014

Tl- the contact owns a 2013 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that the air bag sensor on the front drivers side malfunctioned and did not illuminate when there was a passenger in the front passenger seat. The air bag sensor randomly illuminated. The vehicle was to be inspected and diagnosed by an authorized dealer. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 6,300. Dyd.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2008 Nissan Altima 18
Failure Date: 09/20/2014

My passenger airbag sensor doesn't always work when a passenger is sitting there. That is while the vehicle is in park, putting it in drive doesn't matter it still says that passenger airbag is off. The only temporary fix is for the passenger to bounce in the seat and it might turn the airbag on and get rid of the message light on the center of the dash. This is in a 2008 Nissan Altima coupe.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2015 Nissan Altima 19
Failure Date: 09/01/2014

The airbag sensor for the passenger seat stays on even when an adult passenger is sitting in the front passenger seat. We notice it occurs when the car is started prior to the passenger getting in. If we turn the car off and start it again the light goes out. Our VIN # was not part of the recall, but clearly it should have been.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima 20
Failure Date: 09/01/2014

My Nissan dealer supposedly said they fixed a faulty passenger air bag sensor. Since the "fix" the sensor is showing that there is no passenger in the seat when in fact their is someone riding there. When I went for my last routine oil change about three weeks ago, I let them know of the problem but they said that I would have to come back and schedule a different appointment to have this fixed.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima 21
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.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2014 Nissan Altima 22
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.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2010 Nissan Altima 23
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 24
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 2003 Nissan Altima 25
Failure Date: 04/29/2014

Air bag sensor the light turns on and off when a passenger sit in the seat. The sensor was reprogrammed in 4/2104 . The OCS sensor continues to come on and off still defected. I had it rechecked when the car was brought in for a front hood latch at this time I was told the sensor on the airbag was bad and needed to be replaced and it would cost me $700. I refused to pay and it needed to be taken care of from Nissan as it is a defected part not from a wear and tear. Dealership called Nissan they agreed to pay for part but I would be responsible for labor. I contacted consumer affairs and was told very contradicting answers from them and the regional specialist. I will say the people I talked with sounded very uneducated about the products and issues with their cars. It sounded as though they were reading scripts and never heard my situation of all that had occurred with is OCS sensor. I talked with several people from consumer affairs, so called regional specialist and customer service of which represent Nissan . I have 4 different reference numbers. The customer service with Nissan has not been cooperative or helpful at all. I continue to hear it's not under warranty and they can not help me. This could be a lawsuit if something happened and this airbag does not open.

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