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Recall 16V436000

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Fails To Deploy In A Crash

Recall Details

The wiring harness to the passenger frontal air bag may not be connected properly, and not power the air bag as needed in an accident. Dealers will inspect the wiring harness and if necessary replace the passenger frontal air bag module and main body harness free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The passenger frontal air bag may fail to deploy in a crash due to a wiring harness connector disconnecting from the air bag. This would result in the increased risk of occupant injury.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Nissan must be performed by a Nissan dealership. Nissan will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in July, 2016. If you do receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Nissan dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Electrical & Lights, June 15, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
June 15, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
4,355
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V436000
Component
AIR BAGS , ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Summary
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2016 LEAF vehicles manufactured February 24, 2016, to March 23, 2016, and Sentra vehicles manufactured February 9, 2016, to March 4, 2016. The wiring harness connector may disconnect from the dual-stage passenger air bag.
Consequence
If the wiring harness disconnects, the passenger air bag may not to deploy during a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the wiring harness connector for proper engagement and, if necessary, replace the passenger air bag module and main body harness, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in late July 2016. 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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