Front Air Bag Sensor Control Problems of Nissan Altima
Nissan Altima owners have reported 40 problems related to front air bag sensor control (under the air bag category).
#1 - Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima
The car was a 2013 Nissan Altima. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1N4AL3AP5D_. 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. This issue happened on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012.
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#2 - Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima
The vehicle is a 2013 Nissan Altima. 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. It was Monday, April 1, 2013 when this front air bag sensor control issue occurred.
#3 - Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima
The car is a 2013 Nissan Altima. The VIN of this vehicle is 1N4AL3AP3D_. 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. This front air bag sensor control problem happened on 07/06/13.
#4 - Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima
Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1N4AL3AP3D_. 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. This problem occurred on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013.
#5 - Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima
The car involved was a 2013 Nissan Altima. The VIN of the problem Altima is 1N4AL3AP7D_. 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. The failure date was Monday, Jan. 21, 2013.
#6 - Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima
The vehicle involved is a 2013 Nissan Altima. 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). It was 02/04/13 when this front air bag sensor control issue occurred.
#7 - Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima
The vehicle is a 2013 Nissan Altima. The VIN of the problem Altima is 1N4AL3AP2D_. 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. This front air bag sensor control problem happened on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013.
#8 - Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2007 Nissan Altima
The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1N4BL27E37_. 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. It was Monday, December 3, 2012 when this front air bag sensor control issue occurred.
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#9 - Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2003 Nissan Altima
The vehicle involved was a 2003 Nissan Altima. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1N4AL11E83_. 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. The failure date was 10/10/10.
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#10 - Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2009 Nissan Altima
There is a problem with the 2009 Nissan Altima in which the passenger airbag turns off (indicated by a passenger airbag off light), while an adult passenger over 100 lbs is correctly seated on the passenger side, sitting square with seatbelts fastened. If an accident occurred while the airbag is turned off, the passenger is not protected in Nissan Altimas. At the least, an override on or off is needed because the weight sensor doesn't work correctly on the Nissan Altima, based on the first month of driving on my 2009 Nissan Altima, with a 108 pound passenger. I purchased a 2009 Nissan Altima from mossy Nissan oceanside last month. Today on 2 separate occasions the passenger airbag turned off. The first time it turned off, I checked the manual which stated that the passenger needs to sit correctly for the airbag to turn on. We believe she was, however her feet were on the right side rather than the center of the floor. Later this evening, we made certain the passenger was sitting correctly when the passenger airbag off light turn on again. In both cases, within 10 minutes the airbag off light then turned off. If an accident occurs during the airbag failure period above, a fatality can easily occur. The failure date was Thursday, January 1, 2009.
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#11 - Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2009 Nissan Altima
The vehicle was a 2009 Nissan Altima. The VIN of this vehicle was 1N4AL21EX9_. Traveling 65 mph on the freeway, my daughter noticed her mom's "passenger airbag off" light was on. This happened before, Nissan-USA checked the system at mossy Nissan and stated the system is working properly. Nissan-USA did not use weights to check the weight sensor, they drove around with a 125 lb passenger and concluded the airbag system is ok. Nissan countered my safety suggestions below stating it would be very difficult to improve the airbag system due to NHTSA, and they would also need to crash test the car. Mossy Nissan is knew my wife is ~117 lbs and did not disclose to me the airbag safety deficiency prior to the sale. Mossy Nissan stated that because this system passed the NHTSA, they are not liable for anything. I counter that based on Nissan's position, I am holding Nissan corporation, mossy Nissan, and NHTSA liable for any injuries which result from injury from an accident and also pain and suffering and any additional distress, especially if the airbag or other safety system fails. The Nissan airbag system can lead to a fatality even with an adult 150+ lbs. Just prior to an accident, the drive may become rough and the passenger can shift around. For a 150+ lb adult to defeat the airbag system, momentarily lift 1/2 your weight off the seat, as can occur due to movement just prior to an accident. The passenger airbag off light will turn on. Immediately drop your weight back into the seat, the passenger airbag system will remain off for 10 seconds, the passenger airbag won't deploy in the crash. Nhtsa should require Nissan to recall this vehicle and lower the weight sensor to 80 lbs - and also program the flash memory so that the once the seatbelt is fastened, the passenger weight is determined and doesn't change (a passenger doesn't lose 40 lbs just because the road is bumpy) - sensors should mainly determine passenger position, not weight. A better system would have weight sensors in the back seat floor. This front air bag sensor control problem happened on January 31, 2009.
#12 - Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2009 Nissan Altima
The VIN of this Altima is 1N4AL21EX9_. I own a 2009 Nissan Altima. Almost always when the passenger rides, the airbag off light turns on, the passenger is not protected. I went to the dealer, mossy Nissan in oceanside, and the conclusion is that all Nissan Altimas have this problem -- this model car needs to be recalled so that sensitive enough sensors are installed to protect passengers - the female adult passenger is 110 lbs and not protected, that's a risk Nissan corporation doesn't seem to care about. This issue happened on Saturday, May. 1, 2010.
#13 - Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2008 Nissan Altima
The vehicle was a 2008 Nissan Altima coupe. The VIN of the car is 5N1AN08W28_. Approximately the last 13 months I have noticed 2-3 times a week, the passenger airbag off light was on. On several occasions while this light was on, I drove by the Nissan dealer (eastside Nissan of bellevue, wa) and showed the light was on even with my wife sitting square in the passenger seat. The technician drove with my wife with the light still on. However, he pulled in some sensor and stated that the system should work fine even if the light was on. They stated that they tested the sensor last year and it worked fine so they are not going to do anything about it. I have called Nissan USA many times and all I would get is someone telling me that they have to replicate the issue. Based on Nissan's position, I am holding Nissan corporation, eastside Nissan, and NHTSA liable for any injuries which result from injury from an accident and also pain and suffering and any additional distress, especially if the airbag or other safety system fails. The Nissan airbag system can lead to a fatality even with an adult 150+ lbs. Just prior to an accident. No part have been changed out and my warranty is about to expire with no action on Nissan's part except for excuses of why they cannot fix the problem. The failure date was Tuesday, May. 11, 2010.
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#14 - Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2008 Nissan Altima
The vehicle was a 2008 Nissan Altima. The passenger side airbag turns itself off sporadically when I (160 lbs) or my husband (190 lbs) sit in the passenger seat. I took it back to the dealer twice. The second time the dealer told me that Nissan stated that my airbag sensor was operating as per specification. There is no manual override switch to force the airbag to inflate during a crash. The owner's manual states that the airbag may turn itself off when small adults are sitting in the front passenger seat, but offers no solution for this situation. Does this mean that Nissan is willfully depriving small adults (and, in our case, not so small adults) of their airbag protection? this is a fatal design flaw. There must be a recall to install a manual override switch for the passenger side front airbag. The car's computer must not be allowed to decide who gets an airbag and who doesn't. The failure date was Sun., Dec. 30, 2007.
#15 - Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2007 Nissan Altima
The VIN of this vehicle is 1N4BL21E07_. The vehicle was a 2007 Nissan Altima. The vehicle's passenger side air bag light dims when a passenger is seated. The dealer replaced the air bag sensor. The contact has the repair invoice. The engine size was unknown. The current mileage is 9,000 and the failure mileage was unknown. This issue happened on Tuesday, March 6, 2007.
#16 - Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2007 Nissan Altima
The car is a 2007 Nissan Altima. The VIN of the car is 1N4AL21E07_. Within a week of purchasing the car I noticed that the light indicating that the passenger side airbag was off would illuminated when the 180 lb husband would sit in the passenger seat properly restrained. Not only would it come on and stay on, but it would go off after a little while then come back on. A while later, it would come back on, then go off again. The dealership where I purchased the car reset the computer, but the problem occurred again. At this time, I had a 55 lb child sit in the passenger seat and buckle up the light did not come on. As I understood , it was designed to come on in this situation. The dealership has since put a seat from a new vehicle . Nissan was in no hurry to ship the dealer a new seat into the car, but the same problem happened again. Now, when I have articles that were somewhat heavy , 20-30 lb, ) in the passenger seat without the seat belt buckled the light will come on, go off, and come back on again multiple times at odd intervals. I didn't believe the sensor is working properly when anyone was in the car. This issue happened on May. 8, 2007.
#17 - Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2007 Nissan Altima
The vehicle was a 2007 Nissan Altima. Crash was involved with the Nissan Altima. The VIN of this Altima is 1N4AL11D55_. I own a 05 Altima. Recently I was hit from rear, no injury, but air bag light came on. The car was sent for repairs and I was told that the rear end collision was not the cause of sensor failure but the fact the computer chip burned. My question is how long will this chip last and if you should give your customers a heads up on this information ?. This front air bag sensor control problem happened on Friday, December 14, 2007.
#18 - Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2007 Nissan Altima
The vehicle involved is a 2007 Nissan Altima. There was crash involved with this Nissan Altima. The VIN of this vehicle was 1N4AL21E87_. Exited interstate highway, traveled up ramp, was unable to lift left foot to brake (possibly caught under parking brake pedal, which is close to the brake), traveled through intersection and hit guard rail, causing $8,800 damage to my 7-mo. -old leased 2007 Nissan Altima. The whole front end crumbled. Because I was not wearing a seat belt, I was thrown into the windshield, hitting and smashing the rear view mirror and cracking the windshield. Injuries sustained were not serious, but there would have been no injuries at all if the air bags had deployed. None of them did. I am now very concerned about the safety of myself and any passengers I might have in my car. The dealers service center said that the impact was too high up on the front end to trigger the sensors. If my vehicle had slid under the rear of a truck, I would have been killed in spite of being surrounded with air bags. This issue happened on Jan. 7, 2008.
#19 - Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2007 Nissan Altima
The car involved is a 2007 Nissan Altima. The VIN of this vehicle is 1N4AL21E07_. I have taken my Altima to the dealer numerous times for a problem with the air bag passenger sensor for the passenger side of the vehicle. The light indicating that the air bag is functioning is coming on and off randomly when someone is seated there. Sometimes it will indicate that the air bags are shut off for the entire time that someone is seated, and sometimes it will come on and off intermittently. This is irregardless of the weight of the passenger. Also, it will malfunction when no one is in the passenger seat. I am unsure whether the air bag will function in the event of an accident in this state. Nissan has replaced the passenger seat cushion 3 times with no effect, and tells us that is the only part that has anything to do with the passenger air bag. Laughably, they also tell me that the passengers must be squirming around. Based on the number of similar complaints that are filed here, I feel that it is prudent for NHTSA to take action. It was Friday, Jun. 20, 2008 when this front air bag sensor control issue happened.
#20 - Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2007 Nissan Altima
The vehicle was a 2007 Nissan Altima. The passenger air bag sensor in the seat often does not detect someone in the seat and will disconnect the airbag system from deploying in the event of a crash. Spoke with a Nissan tech who said the sensor in operating normal; however, I know many people to include the tech's at the dealership who know this is an issue!. This issue happened on Friday, February 27, 2009.
#21 - Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2007 Nissan Altima
The VIN of this vehicle was 1N4AL21E97_. The vehicle was a 2007 Nissan Altima. Whenever someone sits in the front passenger seat, the air bag light would flash indicating that the air bag was deactivated. The contact took the vehicle to a dealer on March 9th to have the front passenger seat air bag sensor replaced. In December the problem recurred with the front passenger air bag light indicating that the air bag was off. The contact called the manufacturer regarding the air bag light and sensor and they sent a technician to diagnose the vehicle. The technician could not recreate the problem with the air bag light or sensor; therefore, the manufacturer will not repair the vehicle. The contact is concerned about the risk involved due to the air bag sensor malfunctioning and the potential for a serious injury in the event a crash occurs. The failure mileage was 15,211. It was Friday, Nov. 28, 2008 when this front air bag sensor control issue occurred.
#22 - Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima
I purchase 2006 Nissan Altima from eastern carolina Nissan in may 2006. I have been hearing a rattling noise 1 week after purchase. I notified Nissan and they stated that is was spark knocking but when I contacted them to inquire on service report, not noted. The airbag light on/off during driving. The doors lock when keys are in and car is started/off. It was Friday, July 21, 2006 when this front air bag sensor control issue occurred.
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#23 - Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima
The car is a 2006 Nissan Altima. Driving down the interstate at 70mph, the passenger air bag on/off light keeps indicating that the airbag is off, while a adult passenger of sufficient weight is sitting up right, with feet flat on the floor and back against the back of the seat is in the chair. They have replaced the seat bottom once before and that did not correct the problem. There is no straight answer to how much a person has to weigh, but all three of the answers have been under the weight of the occupant. Nissan now says to get into another 2006 Altima, but there is none available at the Nissan dealership which the car is at right now. Cannot drive car for fear that the air bag will not deploy if in a frontal accident. The failure date was Sat., Oct. 6, 2007.
#24 - Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2005 Nissan Altima
The car was a 2005 Nissan Altima. The VIN of the problem Altima is 1N4AL11E25_. 2005, Nissan, Altima: the air bag light, the passenger side air bag light go off. Once someone sits in the seat. The light will not gp\o off. Dealer idicated that because his wife didn't weigh much the light may not go off. It occurred itermittently. The failure date was Tuesday, March 29, 2005.
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#25 - Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2005 Nissan Altima
The vehicle involved was a 2005 Nissan Altima. I own a 2005 Altima for almost two years now. I have never had a problem with my previous Nissan. However, I am having a problem with the passenger side air bag light. When I sit in the passenger seat, the air bag light stays on. I am 5'4 and weigh about 104 lbs. I have complained to autoway Nissan (tampa, FL) twice about this problem. In order for the light to go off, I have to jump around in my seat several times until the light goes off. Sometimes the light goes off and other times it doesn't. When the light goes off, most of the time it comes back on after 10 minutes or so. The service department at autoway Nissan has not been able to find a solution, only telling me that it is a weight sensor that picks up at 100-110 lbs and that it can not be calibrated. I have even contacted Nissan and started a file with them. It has been two days now, and I have not heard back from them. It doesn't make any sense for that sensor to pick up on weight only. My husband's '04 accord's sensor goes off when I sit in his passenger seat. I know I'm comparing apples with oranges, but you would think Nissan would have taken this into consideration when building the vehicle. This problem occurred on Saturday, May 27, 2006.
#26 - Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2002 Nissan Altima
The car involved was a 2002 Nissan Altima. The VIN of the problem Altima is 1N4AL11E52_. The air bag warning light was flashing, so a brought the car into the dealer to get it checked. The dealer diagnosed the problem as a passenger side air bag module sensor and it would need to be replaced or the passenger side air bag would not work in a crash. At the time I was purchasing the car the same air bag light was flashing during our test drive of the car. The dealer checked into the flashing warning light and reset the module before we bought the car. This stopped the flashing warning light from flashing. About 2-3 months later the same air bag warning light started flashing again. The dealer reset the module a second time. On my last visit for the warning light flashing on 9/29/2006 the dealer said the module was not able to be reset and that it had failed and would need to be replaced at a cost of $1,100. 00 parts/labor. I purchased the car with 59,000 miles on it. It currently has 79,000 miles. The dealer said this problem is not covered in the previous recall r3001. I am concerned the flashing air bag warning light indicated a problem early on, it needed to be reset twice before it finally failed. This front air bag sensor control issue occurred 08/24/2006.
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#27 - Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2002 Nissan Altima
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1N4AL11D92_. -the owner has a 2002 Nissan Altima there is a recall on the fuel pump screen which caused the engine to stall, and the engine service light to remain on. During the diagnosis they found a service engine code pertaining to the catalyst. He took it to the dealership and called Nissan, who inform him that the dealer would fix it, but Nissan called back refusing to cover the cost of the repair. The failure mileage was 74,000 , and the current mileage was 80,000. The manifold exhaust was replaced, when the vehicle was in idle, it would surge. The air bag sensor was replaced. Updated 05/22/07. This front air bag sensor control issue occurred 01/05/07.
#28 - Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2002 Nissan Altima
The reporting person owns a 2002 Nissan Altima. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign id number 03v455000 (engine and engine cooling) and had the repair work performed on the vehicle. Three years later, while driving approximately 45 mph, the engine light illuminated. The vehicle restarted five minutes later. The dealer stated that his VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 07v527000 (engine and engine cooling). The vehicle has not been repaired. He filed a formal complaint with the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 63,600 and current mileage was 63,640. Updated 3/18/08 the consumer stated had the airbag sensor recall performed. Updated 03/18/08. This problem occurred on Mar. 24, 2004.
#29 - Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2002 Nissan Altima
The car is a 2002 Nissan Altima. Too many issues to remember than all but I'll try: - excessive oil use - excessive coolant use - overheating to the aforementioned issues - intermittent transmission issues - failing airbag - electrical issues - broken sensors - catalytic converters gone bad - oxygen sensors gone bad - intermittent failure to start - intermittent car shaking and so on. It was Friday, June 30, 2006 when this front air bag sensor control issue happened.
#30 - Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 1998 Nissan Altima
The vehicle involved was a 1998 Nissan Altima. Air bag light system continually appeared on the dashboard. Dealer stated that sensor went out. This problem occurred on Thursday, Jun. 26, 2003.
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#31 - Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 1997 Nissan Altima
The vehicle involved is a 1997 Nissan Altima. Air bag sensor light is on and won't go off. Consumer thinks the air bags might deploy while driving. This problem occurred on Sunday, July 25, 1999.
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#32 - Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 1997 Nissan Altima
The car is a 1997 Nissan Altima. While driving, the air bag sensor lights started flickering. The dealership indicated that is was related to a part in the computer, that needed to be replaced (part unknown). Ts the air bag sensor lights remain to flickering. Scc. It was 11/23/02 when this front air bag sensor control issue happened.
#33 - Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 1997 Nissan Altima
The vehicle having this issue was a 1997 Nissan Altima. The air bag light all of a sudden started blinking while the ignition is on. I took the car to the dealer and they said needed new air bag controller. When I got in the car the light stopped flashing, I spoke with service rep and he said that the light will come on again and they have a report detailing the code from the computer. The failure date was Wednesday, December 1, 2004.
Other Air Bag related problems of Nissan Altima:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Air Bag Not Deploy problems||99|
|Air Bag Light On problems||85|
|Air Bag problems||54|
|Front Air Bag problems||44|
|Front Air Bag Sensor Control problems||40|
|Side/window Air Bag problems||35|
|Warning Light On problems||33|
|Front Driver Side Air Bag Inflator problems||10|
|Air Bag On-off Switch problems||6|