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Nissan recalls 2013 Altimas for spare tire problem

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Nissan says it's recalling more than 123,000 2013 Altimas to address a problem with their spare tires, according to documents filed with the national highway traffic safety administration.

Nissan's spare tire supplier had a faulty inflation gauge on an air pump and they were either over-inflating or under inflating the tires. Some of those tires would blow out when in the trunk as the heat rose inside the trunk.

The automaker will ask car owners to take their cars back to the dealership so those spare tires can be inspected and any damaged spare tires will be replaced.

The recall is expected to get underway on May 3. Owners can call Nissan at 800-647-7261 or the NHTSA vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or go to www.safercar.gov for more info.

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