Auto manufacturing giant Nissan is recalling nearly 4 million cars due to major safety issues with the seatbelts and airbags. The Nissan recall covers 13 different models and is split into two parts.
Defective Seat Sensors
3.2 million of Nissan’s vehicles are being recalled for defective seat sensors. The passenger seat’s sensor can potentially confuse an adult passenger with a child, which disables the passenger airbag in the event of a crash.
The Nissan recall affected models include:
- 2016-2017 Nissan Maxima
- 2013-2016 Nissan Altima
- Nissan NV200
- Nissan LEAF and Sentra
- 2013-2017 Nissan Pathfinder
- 2014-2016 Nissan NV200 Taxi
- 2014-2017 Nissan Rogue
- 2015-2016 Nissan Murano
- 2013 Infiniti JX35 vehicles
Nissan is also recalling 620,000 of its 2013-2016 Sentras because the front passenger seatbelt bracket could become deformed when used to secure a child restraint system. The deformation could cause the airbag to deploy when it should not in the case of an accident.
The recall was announced after Nissan admitted that at least three crashes occurred where the airbags did not function properly. This is not the first time that Nissan has recalled cars because of faulty sensors. This is the fourth such recall since 2013 to address issues regarding defective sensors. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has received more than 1,200 complaints over the sensors.
Nissan will notify dealerships of its plans to fix the faulty sensors and defective seatbelts by the end of May. Customers will be notified within 60 days and the repairs will be free of charge.
Auto Products Liability Attorneys
Auto manufacturers have a responsibility to meet certain safety standards, and when they fail to do so, they put consumers at risk. Airbags and seatbelts are crucial to keeping occupants safe during an accident; so when they fail to work correctly, the auto manufacturer can be held responsible. If you were injured in a car accident and you believe that faulty auto parts or components in your car caused or contributed to your injuries, contact Craft Law Firm today. We work on a contingency fee basis, so you owe us nothing unless we help you recover compensation. Call us today for a free consultation.