Fire Hazard Prompts Nissan to Recall 140,000 Altimas

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2007 Nissan Altima


NASHVILLE, Tenn July 11, 2007; Will York writing for the AP reported that Nissan North America Inc. is recalling about 140,000 of its popular Altima sedans to replace air filters that could ignite if they come in contact with hot objects, company officials said.

The voluntary recall affects 2007 Altimas with four-cylinder, 2.5-liter engines produced between September 2006 and May 2007 at Nissan's Smyrna plant and between October 2006 and May 2007 at its Canton, Miss., plant.

The Altima is Nissan's best-selling car, with more than 114,000 sold from January through May, and the fourth best-selling mid-sized car in the United States.

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