Older Nissan Vehicles Recalled Due to Exploding Nakata Air Bags

According to the NHTSA, Nissan has announced a recall of approximately 84,000 older Nissan vehicles due to their Takata air bag inflators, which have an increased risk of exploding in a crash and hurling dangerous metal fragments.

What’s being recalled?

  • The warning covers certain model year 2002-2006 Nissan Sentra, 2002-2004 Nissan Pathfinder and 2002-2003 Infiniti QX4 vehicles that are subject to open Takata air bag recalls under NHTSA recall campaigns 20V-008 and 20V-747.

Why is it being recalled?

  • Nissan stated that due to the age of the vehicles equipped with defective Takata air bag inflators, there is an increased risk the inflator could explode during an air bag deployment, propelling sharp metal fragments which can cause serious injury or death.

What should you do?

  • NHTSA is urging all vehicle owners to immediately check to see if their vehicle has an open Takata air bag recall.
  • If it does, owners should contact their dealership to schedule a free repair as soon as possible and follow any warnings from the vehicle manufacturer.
  • Nissan and Infiniti are offering free towing, mobile repair, and in select locations, loaner vehicles.
  • To see if your vehicle is affected by this recall, use this NHSTA tool and provide your vehicle’s information. 

Additional Information:

  • Nissan had originally recalled over 736,422 vehicles to address the Takata airbag issue, but believe there to be around 84,000 vehicles still in use and unrepaired. 
  • To date, NHTSA has confirmed 27 people in the United States have been killed by a defective Takata air bag that exploded.
  • In addition, at least 400 people in the United States allegedly have been injured by exploding Takata air bag inflators.
  • Even minor crashes can result in exploding Takata air bags that can kill or produce life-altering, gruesome injuries.

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