The Passenger Front Airbag May Not Function as Designed
Body, Interior & Misc., June 23, 2004
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Our Quick Take:
The front passenger airbag may not turn off as designed when smaller occupants are in the front passenger seat. Deployment of the front passenger air bag under these conditions increases the risk of injury to a front passenger seat occupant.
What Should You Do?
Please contact your Nissan 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.
Federal safety standards state the front passenger airbag must be turned off when smaller occupants are in the front passenger seat. A fault with the front passenger seat cushion/sensor may prevent the airbag from turning off as designed. Deployment of the front passenger air bag under these conditions increases the risk of injury to a front passenger seat occupant. Dealers will inspect and recalibrate the front seat cushion/sensor as required to correct this concern. This recall began on June 23, 2004. The Nissan recall number is B0112.
Manufacturer's Report Date:
June 23, 2004
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
NHTSA Action Number:
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
Potential Number of Units Affected:
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE ADVANCED AIR BAG REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 208, ¿OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION.¿ THE AIR BAG FOR THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT IS TO BE TURNED OFF (SO THAT IT DOES NOT INFLATE) WHEN CERTAIN OCCUPANTS, SUCH AS SMALL CHILDREN, ARE IN THE FRONT SEAT.
THIS REDUCES THE RISK OF SUCH OCCUPANTS BEING UNJURED BY AN INFLATING AIR BAG IN A COLLISION.
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT CUSHION/SENSOR ASSEMBLY. IF THE SEAT CUSHION/SENSOR IS FOUND TO BE OPERATING IMPROPERLY, THE SEAT WILL BE REMOVED AND RECALIBRATED. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON JUNE 23, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.
NISSAN RECALL NO. B0112.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION¿S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration