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Recall 13V456000

Passenger Front Air Bag May Not Deploy Properly

Recall Details

The tear seam on the back side of the instrument panel on the passenger side that allows the passenger air bag to deploy may not be cut properly. Dealers will replace the affected instrument panel assemblies free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The passenger front air bag may not deploy properly because of a flaw in the seam on the back side of the instrument panel that tears when the air bag would need to deploy.

What Should You Do?

Nissan notified owners of affected vehicles starting in November 2013. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them.

Body, Interior & Misc., September 26, 2013

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
September 26, 2013
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
2,310
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
13V456000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
Nissan North America Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2014 Pathfinders manufactured from July 25, 2013, to September 5, 2013 with Almond interiors only. The instrument panel tear seam on the passenger frontal air bag was incorrectly cut on the back side of the instrument panel which could cause the air bag to not deploy properly.
Consequence
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, the improper air bag deployment may increase the risk of personal injury.
Remedy
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected instrument panel assemblies, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in early November 2013. Owners may contact Nissan Customer Service at 1-800-647-7261.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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