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Infiniti EX35 Recall 08V066000

The Passenger Side Air Bag May Not Operate as Designed if the Vehicle Battery Is Discharged

Body, Interior & Misc., February 19, 2008

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

There is a computer inside the car called the air bag control unit (ACU). The ACU operates and controls the restraint systems in the vehicle. The software for the ACU may hinder proper operation of the passenger side air bag, in the event the car battery becomes weak. This could cause the passenger side air bag not to operate properly in a collision.

What Should You Do?

We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall; if the air bag control unit is not reprogrammed, the passenger side air bag may not deploy when needed. Please contact your Nissan or Infiniti dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Summary:

The air bag control unit (ACU) may not deploy the passenger side air bag in a collision if the battery voltage is too low. This may cause injury or death in a collision. Dealers will reprogram the ACU. The Nissan recall number is P8201. The recall began on February 19, 2008.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2008

Manufacturer's Report Date: February 19, 2008

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V066000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 16,365

Summary: NISSAN IS RECALLING 16,365 MY 2008 INFINITI EX35 AND MY 2009 NISSAN MURANO VEHICLES. DUE TO INCORRECT SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING, THE AIR BAG CONTROL UNIT (ACU) MAY CAUSE THE PASSENGER AIR BAG NOT TO OPERATE AS DESIGNED IF THE VEHICLE BATTERY BECOMES SIGNIFICANTLY DISCHARGED.

Consequence: THIS COULD RESULT IN THE PASSENGER AIR BAG NOT INFLATING IN A CRASH IN WHICH IT WAS DESIGNED TO DO SO, AND INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE ACU IN AFFECTED VEHICLES. THE RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 19, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT INFINITI AT 1-800-662-6200 OR NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.

Notes: NISSAN RECALL NO. P8201.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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