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Recall 16V724000

Side Curtain Air Bags Do Not Deploy Properly

Recall Details

The fabric portion of the side curtain air bag may tear during deployment, resulting in ineffective protection of occupants in an accident. Dealers will replace the left and right side curtain air bags free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The side curtain air bags may tear during deployment, resulting in ineffective protection against injury. 

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Nissan must be performed by a Nissan dealership. Nissan will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of this notification is unavailable as of the time of this writing). If you do not 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 incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., October 11, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 11, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,754
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V724000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2017 Versa vehicles manufactured August 1, 2016, to August 16, 2016. A seam in the fabric section of the side curtain air bags may tear during side curtain air bag deployment, potentially affecting the performance of the air bag. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 226, "Ejection Mitigation", and number 214, "Side Impact Protection."
Consequence
In the event of a crash necessitating side curtain air bag deployment, if the side curtain air bags do not deploy as intended there would be an increased risk of injury.
Remedy
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the left and right side curtain air bags, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. 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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