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Recall 17V144000

Side Curtain And Seat Mounted Air Bags Deploy If Door Is Slammed

Recall Details

The side curtain and seat mounted air bags could unexpectedly deploy if the door is slammed due to degradation of the side impact sensor connector pins. Dealers will install a new jumper harness and replace the side impact satellite sensors free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The side curtain and seat mounted air bags could deploy unexpectedly if the door is slammed. This could cause injury to unsuspecting occupants.

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., March 6, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 6, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
PE16013
Potential Number of Units Affected
54,751
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V144000
Component
AIR BAGS

Summary
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2012 Nissan Versa vehicles. Degradation of the side impact sensor connector pins may cause the curtain and seat-mounted air bags to deploy unexpectedly if the door is slammed.
Consequence
If the curtain and seat-mounted air bags inadvertently deploy, it can increase the risk of injury.
Remedy
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will install a new jumper harness, and replace the side impact satellite sensors, 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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