Nissan recalling far more than 1M automobiles for airbags that may fail to deploy


2013 Nissan Altima

Nissan and the National Highway Traffic Security Administration have issued a recall for 989,701 automobiles in the US due to an situation with their passenger-side airbag systems. Impacted Nissan designs include the Altima, Leaf, Pathfinder and Sentra from the 2013 and 2014 model many years, and 2013 NV200 taxis. Impacted Infiniti versions incorporate the 2013 JX35 and 2014 Q50 and QX60 utility cars.

Reuters is reporting that a complete of one,053,479 vehicles are integrated in the recall globally, with about 60,000 of the impacted vehicles possessing been sold in Canada.

The fault apparently lies in something called the occupant classification technique, which might, in the recalled vehicles, incorrectly classify the passenger seat as empty when it is in truth occupied by an grownup. When the technique fails to understand the passenger, the passenger-side airbag might deactivate, and could as a result fail to deploy in the occasion of a crash.

Nissan is expected to notify owners sometime in the middle part of following month, instructing its dealers to update the vehicles’; application, cost-free of charge. Scroll down to read through the official NHTSA press release.

Report Receipt Date: MAR 25, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Amount: 14V138000
Component(s): AIR BAGS , ELECTRICAL System
Prospective Quantity of Units Affected: 989,701
All Products Related with this Recall near
Automobile MakeModelModel Yr(s)
INFINITIJX352013INFINITIQ502014INFINITIQX602014NISSANALTIMA2013-2014NISSANLEAF2013-2014NISSANNV2002013NISSANPATHFINDER2013-2014NISSANSENTRA2013-2014

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Producer: Nissan North America, Inc.

SUMMARY:
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model 12 months 2013-2014 Altima, LEAF, Pathfinder, and Sentra, model yr 2013 NV200 (aka Taxi) and Infiniti JX35 and model yr 2014 Infiniti Q50 and QX60 cars. In the affected autos, the occupant classification method (OCS) computer software could incorrectly classify the passenger seat as empty, when it is occupied by an grownup.

CONSEQUENCE:
If the OCS does not detect an adult occupant in the passenger seat, the passenger airbag would be deactivated. Failure of the passenger airbag to deploy throughout a crash (exactly where deployment is warranted) could boost the chance of injury to the passenger.

Remedy:
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will update the OCS application, free of charge. The recall is anticipated to commence in mid-April 2014. Owners might make contact with Nissan at one-800-647-7261.

NOTES:
Owners might also speak to the Nationwide Highway Site visitors Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at one-888-327-4236 (TTY one-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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