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Nissan Recalls 1 Million Vehicles due to Airbag Failure

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Jarod Cassidy3 years ago

Nissan has issued a nationwide recall for 989,701 Nissan and Infiniti brand vehicles following reports that airbags in the vehicles have failed to deploy. The recall also affects roughly 60,000 vehicles sold in Canada.

About the Nissan Airbag Recall

Documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) state that a glitch in the vehicles’ computer software can cause sensors in the vehicles’ passenger seat to misread passenger weight or fail to detect an adult passenger entirely.

As a result, passenger side airbags can fail to deploy in the event of a collision.

The Daily News reports that this is the second recall issued by Nissan in attempt to resolve the issue – the first was issued in February of last year.

During the previous recall, dealers replaced passenger seat sensors; however, Nissan continued to receive complaints and warranty claims related to the issue, even after vehicles were repaired.

In the new recall, dealers will upgrade the vehicles’ software in an attempt to prevent further malfunctions.

A Nissan spokesperson acknowledged three instances in which airbags failed to deploy in a crash, but stated that he is uncertain whether any of the instances resulted in injury.

Vehicles Included in the Recall

USA Today reports that the following models are included in the recall:

  • 2013-2014 Nissan Altima (544,139)
  • 2013-2014 Leaf Electric (29,165)
  • 2013-2014 Nissan Pathfinder (124,202)
  • 2013-2014 Nissan Sentra (182,569)
  • 2013 NV200/Taxi (6,696)
  • 2013 Infiniti JX35/ 2014 QX60 (63,698)
  • 2014 Infinity Q50 (39,232)


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