The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced on Saturday that Nissan North America, Inc. will recall more than 226,000 vehicles to address a safety defect in the passenger side frontal air bag. At issue: when the passenger side frontal air bag deploys, the inflator could rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out and potentially injure passengers.
The recall effects certain 2002-2003 Nissan Maxima, Pathfinder and Infiniti l35 and QX4 models; 2002-2004 Nissan Sentra and 2003 Infiniti FX vehicles.
According to NHTSA, owners of vehicles on which a defective air bag may have been installed – as either original equipment or a replacement – will be contacted. Dealers will replace any defective air bags that are identified free of charge. For more information, contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261 or visit www.safercar.gov for more information.