Nissan discovered seat belt and air bag problems in their automobiles and they recalled up to 4 million of the cars since the seat belt and the air bags can fail on emergency, which will result into various fatalities and some serious injuries.
This past year, several automobile makers have been forced to recall their cars due to problems associated with seat belts and examples of auto makers already affected are Toyota, Mazda, Lexus, Honda, Ford, Chrysler, BMW and Acura. The two recalls issued by Nissan is just one of the several already recorded.
According to Nissan North America, up to 3.2 million of their cars may possibly have problem associated with sensor, which helps in detecting if or not front sea is occupied and the age or size of the person occupying it. The defect said to be experienced in the sensor may cause it to think it is an adult that is sitting in the front seat when a child is actually sitting in it. It may even see the seat as empty whereas someone is actually sitting in it. Consequently, it will turn the air bag off and prevent it from being activated in the event a crash occurs. This can lead to fatalities of all kinds.
The said recall by Nissan was issued on a number of automobiles belonging to the models highlighted below:
- 2016-2017 Nissan Maxima
- 2013-2016 Nissan Altima
- LEAF and Sentra
- 2013-2017 Nissan Pathfinder
- 2014-2016 Nissan NV200 Taxi
- Infiniti QX60
- 2014-2017 Nissan Rogue
- 2015-2016 Nissan Murano
- Chevrolet City Express
- 2013 Infiniti JX35
All the owners of these automobiles should expect notification from the auto manufacturers and the owners will not pay a dime for the fixing. Be that as it may, a specific date has not been fixed by the auto manufacturer for the dissemination of notification to the various owners of these cars.
Aside the automobiles already mentioned above, Nissan is equally issuing recall on 620,000 of the entire 2013-2016 Sentra model.
The airbag sensors in these 620,000 cars have different kind of problem from the earlier mentioned set of cars. The airbags do not shut off when it should shut off. If the front passenger seat belt bracket is used in securing a child restraint system, it may become deformed. Once deformed, it will prevent the airbag from shutting off when it is supposed to shut off.
Unfortunately, Nissan has not been able to come up with any idea on how to get the problem fixed. The automaker is however sending warning signals to buyers not to get child restraint systems installed in their car’s front seats. In the next one month, Nissan should start sending notification to those who bought the automobile. Afterwards, they will notify them the second time on when the repair will start. This second round of information will not be sent out until they have figured out how to solve the problem. The repair will also be free.