Recall roundup: Nissan Altima image

The Japanese based automaker Nissan has recently announced a recall for certain 2013 Altima mid-size sedans, because of a problem with their spare tires.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 123,308 units of the 2013 Nissan Altima will be affected by this recall across the United States, and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the problem with the spare tire fixed. The NHTSA says that the spare tires in the affected cars may be over inflated or under inflated, and if they are used on the vehicles, the crash / injury risk will increase.

Nissan has received a report from a dealership on the 8th of March, 2013, which said that the spare tire is rapidly deflated while being stored in the trunk and an audit this month discovered that out of 5,441 vehicles, 512 had an under- or over-inflated spare tire. The affected cars have been produced between the 21st of March, 2012, and the 26th of March 2013, at the Nissan Canton Mississippi plant. The recall is expected to being on the 3rd of March, 2013. Meanwhile, owners of the 2013 Nissan Altima can contact the carmaker at 1-800-647-7261 or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.