2009 Nissan Frontier Recalls
Nissan is recalling certain 2004 - 2010 Titan, Armada, & QX56 vehicles. Also included are 2005 - 2010 Frontier, Xterra, and Pathfinder vehicles for faulty front and/or rear lower control arms in the vehicle's suspension systems. According to the automaker, the problem lies in the control arm's attaching point to the vehicle's chassis. These are called "Cylindrical Collars" and they are welded to the control arm. During the manufacturing process, some collars may contain welds that do not meet Nissan's strength specifications, resulting in the collars possibly separating from the control arm/s. Should this happen, the vehicle handling might possibly diminish to the degree that a crash could occur.
The air bag system uses "crash" sensors that monitor the vehicle and detect an impact that requires air bag deployment. Some of these sensors are located in the front of the vehicle. The front crash zone sensor is located in an area that can build up with road salt and debris. This can cause corrosion to build up around the front crash sensors, and cause an interruption of electrical signal. If this happens, your air bag light will come on and the air bag system will not operate in a collision.