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Nissan recalls 4 million vehicles over airbag issues

ABR Staff Writer Published 02 May 2016

Nissan Motors is recalling nearly 4 million vehicles, majority of which from US due to air bag and safety belt failures.

The company recalled 3.2 million vehicles sold in the US over a sensor issue that fails to correctly identify if an adult is sitting in the front-passenger seat.

The sensor issues can avoid an airbag from installing on the front-passenger side during a crash, resulting in potential injury.

A further have been recalled 620,000 due to the sensor, which failing to close the airbag when a child is present or when the seat is empty.

The models that are being recalled are 2016-2017 Nissan Maxima, 2013-2016 Nissan Altima, NV200, LEAF and Sentra, 2013-2017 Nissan Pathfinder, 2014 -2016 Nissan NV200 Taxi, Infiniti QX60 and Q50, 2014-2017 Nissan Rogue, 2015-2016 Nissan Murano and 2013 Infiniti JX35 vehicles.
It is also recalling 620,000 of 2013-2016 Sentras.

Nissan spokesman David Reuter was quoted by Reuters as saying, "The planned remedy varies by vehicle and will include software reprogramming in some models and hardware replacement in other models."

Nissan will begin the notification process and communicate directly with car owners via mail.

A second mail will be sent, once a solution for the problem is figured out.

Source: Company Press Release