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Nissan Recalling Almost Four Million Vehicles for Defective Safety Belt and Air Bag Issues

NHTSA has announced that Nissan is recalling almost four million vehicles due to dangerous safety issues where the passenger side air bags or seat belts could fail in a crash, causing serious injuries or fatalities.
The Nissan recall is unrelated to the other Takata air bag issues. Nissan says that the vehicles have a problem with a sensor that detects if the front passenger seat is occupied and if that passenger is an adult or a child. The defective sensors can incorrectly think that an adult is a child or indicate the seat as empty which turns off the air bag. Full NHTSA recall here.
The recall includes the following vehicles:
2016-2017 Nissan Maxima
2013-2016 Nissan Altima, NV200 LEAF and Sentra
2013-2017 Nissan Pathfinder
2014-2016 Nissan NV200 Taxi, Infiniti QX60 and Q50,
2014-2017 Nissan Rogue
2015-2016 Nissan Murano, Chevrolet City Express
2013 Infiniti JX35
2013-2016 Sentras
In the Sentras that are being recalled, the air bag sensor has the opposite problem: It isn’t shutting off when it should be. Nissan stated the front passenger seat belt bracket may become deformed if it is used to secure a child restraint system. That defective seat bracket might then cause the air bag not to shut off when it should be off. Full NHTSA recall here.


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Wayne Hogan

Wayne Hogan, a Jacksonville native, has been with the firm since 1977. He graduated from Florida State University, where he received both his bachelor’s and J.D. degrees. He specializes in all areas of personal injury law. In addition to participating in many professional associations, he and his wife, Pat, are also actively involved in the community.