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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