2015-2016-2017 Nissan Altima Recall

Nissan is recalling 341,003 Altima sedans for the second time to address the potential for a rear door to open when its power window is lowered. The affected vehicles had been recalled previously.

The automaker says that all owners of affected vehicles should have this work done even if they didn't have the original repair done.

Documents filed with the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration indicate that less than 1 percent of the recalled vehicles have the problem.

The recall begins this month. Nissan says it informed dealerships in December, and they should be able to answer customer questions. Owner notification is underway, the automaker says.

The Details

Vehicles recalled: 2015-2017 Altima sedans previously serviced under recall number 17V-040.

The problem: The door latch-lock cable may not have been routed properly in the rear door in the remedy for the previous recall. As a result, the cable may interfere with the window regulator, causing the rear passenger door to unlatch and inadvertently open when occupants lower the window.

The fix:
Dealers will secure the latch-lock cables in the correct position using the new remedy procedure at no charge to owners.

How to contact the manufacturer: Owners may call Nissan customer service at 800-647-7669.

NHTSA campaign number:
18V9150

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