Published On: Sat, Apr 30th, 2016

Nissan recalls 3.53 million vehicles after injures caused by faulty airbags



The Japanese manufacturer warned the passenger-side airbags may not work properly because the sensors are finding it difficult to identify between adults and children

Nissan has recalled 3.53 million vehicles after three people were injured by faulty airbags.

According to the Japanese manufacturer sensors that control the airbags on the passenger side of the car may not work properly due to malfunctioning sensors.

The system may improperly classify an adult as a child or as an empty seat, which could mean an air bag would fail to deploy in the event of a crash.

The car giant said this is the fourth recall since 2013 to address problems identifying adult passengers sitting in the front seats.

The new recall includes vehicles built or designed between 2013-2017 that could include:

  • Altima
  • Leaf
  • Maxima
  • Murano
  • Pathfinder
  • Sentra
  • Rogue
  • NV200
  • NV Taxi
  • Infiniti JX35/QX60
  • Q50
  • It also includes the 2013-2017 Chevrolet City Express built for General Motors by Nissan

Nissan has recalled 3.53 million vehicles after three people have been injured by faulty airbags

Nissan spokesman David Reuter said: “The planned remedy varies by vehicle and will include software reprogramming in some models and hardware replacement in other models.”

The firm said it is currently developing its “remedy plan” and will begin notifying dealers in late May.

Nearly 3.2m of the recalled vehicles are in the United States, with 20% of these needing a hardware fix, Nissan said.

Nissan said that 622,110 Sentra cars within the recall are also the subject of a second recall, because the front passenger seat belt bracket may become deformed if used to secure a child restraint system.

Car dealers will reinforce the seat belt bracket.

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ramped up an investigation in August 2015 into the air bag deployment issue after reviewing 1,271 complaints and warranty claims.

Most complaints from owners with repaired vehicles said the air bag deactivation light remained on even with an adult in the front seat.


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