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Recall: Nissan Has A Big Bad Air Bag Problem

Recall: Nissan Has A Big Bad Air Bag Problem

While this one's a little off the beaten path of the stories we typically cover, we wanted to give our readers who might own an older Nissan vehicle a heads up about an expanded recall related to complaints about defective air bags. Nissan widened its net of recalled vehicles to include an additional 226,000 automobiles, which brings the total number of affected automobiles to 664,628 so far.

Straight to the point, Nissan has recalled its Infiniti I32 (2002-2003), Infiniti FX35 (2003), Infiniti FX45 (2003), Infiniti QX42 (2002-2003), Maxima (2002-2003), Pathfinder (2002-2003), and Sentra (2002-2004).

Nissan Sentra

The air bag issue that's affecting Nissan and other car makers has been a bit of a black eye on the global auto industry, resulting in millions of recalls from players like BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Mazda, and Toyota. As for Nissan, this is a safety precaution -- there haven't been any defective air bag incidents involving the company's vehicles that it's aware of.

Takata Corp, a supplier of car parts based in Tokyo, developed the air bag system that's at the center of this and other related recalls. Complaints have surfaced about the inflators rupturing, which could cause metal fragments to fling out of the system when the air bags are deployed in crashes.
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It always amazes me seeing cars that are a decade old or so that are recalled. I know issues don't always show up right away, as is the case here, but still... it's just weird when airbags, brakes, etc. become that pronounced of an issue so late in its life cycle.

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Matthew Mueller

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Thats something, among many others, that I can truly appreciate about HH. They genuinely care for their readers and want to give them the best experience possible which includes looking out for them. Thanks HH team!

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Spot on observation (and thanks for the kind words). We're not the biggest tech site on the web, but the sense of community here is strong, and something we strive for.

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A company that is willing to do a recall when none of their customers have been affected yet :).

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