Nissan Altima owners have reported 78 problems related to front air bag sensor control (under the air bag category).
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.
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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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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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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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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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|Air Bag Light On problems||
|Air Bag Not Deploy problems||
|Air Bag problems||
|Warning Light On problems||
|Front Air Bag Sensor Control problems||
|Side/window Air Bag problems||
|Front Air Bag problems||
|Front Driver Side Air Bag Inflator problems||
|Air Bag On-off Switch problems||