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Recall 15V287000

Front Passenger Air Bag Defect

Recall Details

The passenger side air bag inflator may rupture if deployed in a crash. This can cause metal fragments to injure passengers. Dealers will replace the passenger side air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the problem.

Our Quick Take

If deployed in a crash, the inflating device of the passenger side air bag can rupture, causing metal fragments to strike vehicle occupants.

What Should You Do?

Nissan will notify owners of affected vehicles starting in June 2015. You can check with your dealership to see if your vehicle is affected. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them.

Body, Interior & Misc., May 15, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 15, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
263,692
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V287000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2004 Pathfinder vehicles manufactured January 6, 2004, to July 19, 2004, and 2004-2006 Sentra vehicles manufactured January 7, 2004, to August 26, 2006. 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 recall is expected to begin on June 15, 2015. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261. Note: This recall addresses vehicles that were not included in the regional recalls of 14V-701 and 15V-226. Those two recall campaigns address vehicles sold or ever registered in certain areas of high absolute humidity. This recall addresses the remainder of the vehicles sold or registered in the remainder of the U.S. and its territories.
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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