The automobile manufacturer, Nissan, is recalling 300,000 vehicles due to defective Takata airbags. The Takata airbag recall is the largest automobile recall in U.S. history that includes 19 automobile manufacturers and over 42 million vehicles.
The latest recall involves airbags in Nissan models including:
- Maxima models 2001-2003
- Sentra models 2002-2006
- Pathfinder models 2002-2004
- Versa Sedan and Versa Hatchback models 2007-2011
- Infiniti I30 and I35 models 2001-2004
- Infiniti QX4 models 2002-2003
- Infiniti FX35 and FX45 models 2003-2008
- Infiniti M35 and M45 models 2006-2010
These vehicles were part of an earlier airbag recall that only provided a temporary fix until a permanent repair was made available.
Nissan will begin notifying affected consumers February 10, 2020. The airbags will be replaced for free.
The faulty Takata airbags have been responsible for at least 24 deaths and hundreds of injuries world-wide. The inflators carry the risk of exploding when deployed, releasing sharp, metal fragments.
If you want to see if your vehicle is included in the recall, visit Nissan’s website here for more information.
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Source: Boston25 News, “Nissan recalls 300,000 vehicles for defective airbags”