Recalls due to faulty air bags dramatically affect the nation’s auto
industry, creating dynamic legal problems, altering the marketing landscape
and forcing engineering innovations. Nissan Motor Co Ltd recently announced
a recall of 3.53 million vehicles because of air bags that may fail to deploy.
The problem with the Nissan vehicles concerns passenger-side air bags with
defective sensors that misidentify an adult as a child or empty seat.
Consequently, in an accident, these air bags could fail to deploy. To
date, three injuries have been associated with this malfunction.
America is home to the lion’s share of the vehicles that need repair
– almost 3.2 million cars. Nissan produced these models between
2013 and 2017. Visit the
Nissan website to see whether the recall includes your car, truck or van.
In addition, Nissan is recalling more than 600,000 Sentras as part of a
second wave. These vehicles have front passenger seat belt brackets that
may deform in response to the use of certain child restraint systems.
This recall comes on the heels of the massive Takata air bag recall that
we (and other news sources) have been documenting and following for over
two years. The defective Takata air bags can explode and cause injuries
through flying shrapnel – a terrifying danger responsible for more
than 100 injuries and 10 deaths. For more information, see
Expanded Takata Airbag Recall Goes National – New Information.
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