Nissan Recalls Altima Vehicles With Rear Doors That May Open When the Window Is Adjusted

a previous recall remedy may not have been performed correctly

Nissan Recalls Altima Vehicles With Rear Doors That May Open When the Window Is Adjusted
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February 18, 2019

Nissan is recalling certain 2015-2017 Altima vehicles previously remedied under recall number 17V-040. The door latch-lock cable may not have been routed properly in the rear door when the remedy was applied. As a result, the cable may interfere with the window regulator causing the rear passenger door to unlatch and inadvertently open without warning when the window is lowered.

What's the problem?

In January 2017, Nissan launched recall 17V-040 to modify the door sealing screen using a harness protector patch to help proper cable routing on the subject vehicles. In July 2018, Nissan identified a single incident of improper 17V-040 remedy. Nissan began an investigation and identified potential issues relating to the remedy procedure and developed additional steps to prevent improper routing.

Nissan decided that the updated remedy should apply to all vehicles subject to 17V-040, and that Nissan would re-notify the owners of vehicles already remedied using the previous procedure, and those who have not yet remedied their vehicles.

What happens next?

Nissan will notify owners and dealers will secure the latch-lock cables in the correct position using the new remedy procedure, free of charge.

The recall began February 5, 2019. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at (800) 647-7669.