2013 Nissan Altima Recalled for Spare Tire Defect

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Nissan is issuing a recall for 123,308 Altima sedans from the 2013 model year for a spare tire defect, where the spare tires may be over- or under-inflated.

The Altimas affected by the recall were built from March 21 through March 26 and the cause of the issue was due to a malfunctioning pressure regulator at its Canton, Mississippi plant. The equipment has been since repaired and the Japanese automaker will begin notifying affected owners on May 3. Dealers will inspect the spare tire and adjust the tire pressure for free.

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Over- or under-inflated tires can increase the risk of a crash, though no reports of accidents or injuries related to the recall have been reported.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Stephen Marcus Colmar Stephen Marcus Colmar on Apr 28, 2013

    shouldnt the car honk when its at the right pressure LMFAO! They should also recall the ugly ass new grill for the altima as well....