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Infiniti Q45 Recall 12V079000

The Side Air Bag May Not Deploy as Expected

Recall Details

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.

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.

Body, Interior & Misc., February 20, 2012

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
February 20, 2012
NHTSA Action Number
EA09005
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,349
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
12V079000
Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE

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.
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