Nissan adds 226,000 vehicles to airbag recall list
In the latest bout of recall drama in the United States, for which most of the mainstream focus has been on General Motors, the airbag issue is becoming widespread. Nissan has already had several vehicles recalled for this and other reasons and with these additional airbag recalls, joins BMW, Chrysler, Ford, and all of the other major Japanese makes.
The airbags in question were made by Takata Corporation, a Tokyo-based parts supplier. Airbag inflators can rupture, causing metal fragments to come out of the airbag when it deploys, potentially injuring passengers. Nissan reports no accidents or injuries related to this recall, which adds an additional 226,436 vehicles to a previous recall, which brings the total number of recalls for Nissan to 664,628.
Nissan is voluntarily recalling vehicles in both the Infiniti and Nissan brands for model years 2002 through 2004, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says. Recalls begins on August 11, the NHTSA says, and replacements of faulty airbag systems will be done free of charge. Owners of affected vehicles will be notified. If you think your car may be affected, call Nissan Customer Service at 800-647-7261.
Vehicles affected include:
- 2003 Infiniti FX35
- 2003 Infiniti FX45
- 2002-2003 Infiniti I35
- 2002-2003 Infiniti QX42
- 2002-2003 Nissan Maxima
- 2002-2003 Nissan Pathfinder
- 2002-2004 Nissan Sentra