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Recall 15V226000

Front Passenger Air Bag Defect

Recall Details

When deployed due to a crash, the passenger side air bag can deploy with excessive force. The inflator may come apart, causing debris and fragments to strike and injure occupants. The dealership will replace the passenger air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

 

Our Quick Take

When deployed due to a crash, the passenger front air bag can deploy with excessive force, causing debris and fragments to strike and injure occupants. 

 

What Should You Do?

Nissan will notify owners of affective vehicles (a notification timeline has not been released at the time of this writing). Additionally, you may contact your dealership to see if your vehicle is affected. The dealership may ask for your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number), so please have it on hand when you contact them. The recall number is 14V-701.

 

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., April 17, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
April 17, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
PE14016
Potential Number of Units Affected
45,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V226000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2006 Sentra vehicles manufactured January 2, 2006, to August 26, 2006, originally sold, or currently registered, in geographic locations associated with high absolute humidity. Specifically, vehicles sold, or currently registered, in Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, Florida and adjacent counties in southern Georgia, as well as the coastal areas of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.
Consequence
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the vehicle occupants.
Remedy
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261. Note: This recall is an expansion of recall 14V-701.
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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