2013 Nissan Altima - front three-quarter view with brick wall

A pressure regulator that over- or underinflated spare tires for five days earlier this year has led to a recall of 123,308 units of the 2013 Nissan Altima. Sedans that were manufactured from March 21-26 are those possibly affected by the temporary tire snafu, the recall for which will begin on May 3.

Those notified of the issue can take their sedans to their local Nissan dealer, who will check the tire pressure and correct it if necessary, but we imagine owners can probably just whip out a tire gauge to check and adjust the inflation for themselves. Should you need it, there's an official notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration below with a few more details.

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Report Receipt Date: APR 24, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V158000
Component(s): TIRES
Potential Number of Units Affected: 123,308

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Model
Model Year(s)

NISSAN ALTIMA 2013

Manufacturer: Nissan North America, Inc.

SUMMARY:
Nissan North America is recalling certain model year 2013 Altima vehicles manufactured March 21, 2012, through March 26, 2013. The spare tires may have been significantly over- or under-inflated.

CONSEQUENCE:
Tires that are significantly over- or under-inflated may fail without warning, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY:
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and adjust the spare tire pressure, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 3, 2013. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.