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Recall 14V668000

Driver's Front Airbag

Recall Details

In the affected vehicles the driver's front airbag may have been manufactured with and incorrect part. This part may block the flow of propellant when the airbag is deployed. This could cause the airbag to rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace the driver's front airbag to correct this concern.

Our Quick Take

The driver's front airbag may rupture upon deployment.

What Should You Do?

Nissan will begin notifying owners of affected vehicles in late December of 2014. If you don't receive notification in a timely manner and believe you should have, please contact your Infiniti dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call.

Body, Interior & Misc., October 24, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 24, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,848
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V668000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2013 Infiniti QX56 vehicles manufactured September 1, 2012, to April 26, 2013, and 2014 Infiniti QX80 vehicles manufactured June 18, 2013, to February 11, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the driver's frontal air bag inflator may have been manufactured with an incorrect part.
Consequence
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's air bag, the incorrect part may block the flow of propellant to the air bag and the air bag's inflator may rupture. The rupture could cause metal fragments to strike and potentially seriously injure the vehicle occupants.
Remedy
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front driver air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall will begin by late December 2014. 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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