Infiniti Q45 Recall 12V079000
The Side Air Bag May Not Deploy as Expected
Body, Interior & Misc., February 20, 2012
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Our Quick Take:
The side airbags, mounted in the front seats, may not deploy as expected in the event of a crash.
What Should You Do?
Nissan will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning March 12, 2012. There may be no symptoms related to this recall, or the airbag warning light could illuminate. If your airbag warning light is on, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.
The wiring connector for the seat mounted airbag may experience increased electrical resistance and may not deploy. In the event of a crash, non-deployment of the side airbags could increase the risk of personal injury. Dealers will modify the wiring connector to correct this concern.
Original Recall from the NHTSA
Model Year(s): 2003, 2004, 2005
Manufacturer's Report Date: February 20, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V079000
NHTSA Action Number: EA09005
Component: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,349
Summary: NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2003-2005 INFINITI Q45 VEHICLES. A WIRING CONNECTOR FOR THE SEAT MOUNTED AIRBAG MAY EXPERIENCE INCREASED ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE, RESULTING IN THE NON-DEPLOYMENT OF THE SIDE AIR BAGS.
Consequence: NON-DEPLOYMENT OF SIDE AIR BAGS COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY.
Remedy: NISSAN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL MODIFY THE WIRING CONNECTOR, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT MARCH 12, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-647-7261.
Notes: CUSTOMERS MAY 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.
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration