Recall: Nissan Has A Big Bad Air Bag Problem
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).
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.