Nissan Motor Co Ltd has also recalled more than 123,000 Altima sedans in the United States to adjust the inflation of the spare tires, which could be over- or under-inflated. About 123,308 Altimas from model year 2013 are affected by the recall. Due to a production issue, which the carmaker says it has corrected, the spare tires in some of the recalled cars may have too much or not enough air in them. In some cases, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said the over inflation may have been significant enough to hurt the tires’ structural integrity, causing them to fail and increasing the risk of a crash.
According to Nissan, there were no reports of accidents or injuries related to the issue. The problem was discovered by a dealer and an investigation by Nissan found the problem was caused by a malfunctioning pressure regulator at its Canton, Miss., plant, according to NHTSA. Nissan will check the spare tires and adjust the inflation as needed. If after further investigation by Nissan the tire pressure exceeded a certain threshold, the spare tire would be replaced. The recall was to begin on May 3 and from all indications it did.
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