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Recall 03V150000

Nissan Recalls Passenger Air Bags on 1994-1995 Altimas

Recall Details

Nissan is recalling 1994-1995 Altimas following reports that passenger air bag deployments caused moderate-to-severe eye injuries. Nissan will replace the passenger air bag with a new, less powerful, air bag.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., April 28, 2003

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
April 28, 2003
NHTSA Action Number
EA01015
Potential Number of Units Affected
190,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
03V150000
Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Summary
NISSAN IS RECALLING MY 1994 AND EARLY 1995 ALTIMA VEHICLES FOLLOWING REPORTS THAT PASSENGER AIR BAG DEPLOYMENTS IN THESE VEHICLES HAD CAUSED A NUMBER OF MODERATE-TO-SEVERE EYE INJURIES. NISSAN HAS DEVELOPED A NEW PASSENGER AIR BAG THAT IS LESS POWERFUL WHEN IT INFLATES IN A CRASH TO REDUCE THE RISK OF AIR BAG INFLATION-RELATED INJURIES.
Consequence
NISSAN EXPECTS THAT THIS NEW AIR BAG CAN HELP REDUCE THE RISK OF AIR BAG INFLATION-RELATED INJURIES.
Remedy
NISSAN WILL REPLACE THE PASSENGER AIR BAG AT NO CHARGE TO THE CONSUMER. THE MANUFACTURER HAS REPORTED THAT OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN APRIL 28, 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.
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NISSAN CAMPAIGN NO. P3115.THIS ACTION IS DEEMED A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN AND IS NOT BEING CONDUCTED UNDER THE SAFETY ACT.THE COMPANY HAS INFORMED NHTSA THAT IT WILL PROVIDE THE MODIFICATIONS DESCRIBED ABOVE FREE OF CHARGE.
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