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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.
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.
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.