According to Nissan, this recall affects a total of 3.2 million vehicles and, if the passenger frontal air bag does not deploy as intended in the event of a crash, the passenger is at an increased risk of injury.
According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), Nissan will notify their owners directly, and Chevrolet City Express owners will be notified by General Motors. Authorized dealers will reprogram the Air Bag Control Unit (ACU) and OCS Electronic Control Unit (ECU) in the effected Altima, Maxima, Murano, Rogue, and Sentra vehicles, and replace the OCS ECU in LEAF, NV200, NV200 Taxi, Pathfinder, Infiniti Q50, JX35, and QX60 and Chevrolet City Express vehicles, free of charge.
The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-867-7669, Infiniti customer service at 1-888-833-3216 or Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020.
Owners may also contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov. To read more about the recall, click here.
If you have a Nissan vehicle, then check to see if it is included in the recall and make sure to get it into an authorized dealer for repair.
Do you have a Nissan that has been in the shop repeated times for warranty repairs in Ohio or Kentucky for an air bag concern that is still not fixed? If so, call our Toll Free Hotline, 1.888.331.6422, to see if we can help you out of your defective vehicle today.
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