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Recall 94V007000

Nissan Recalls Air Bags on 1992-1993 Maximas

Recall Details

Nissan has recalled 1992-1993 Maxima models because in certain underbody impacts, the air bag sensor may activate and send a signal to the air bag, located in the center of the steering wheel, causing the driver's side air bag to inflate when it is not needed. This may result in minor injuries to the driver. A tunnel sensor of different design will be installed on affected vehicles.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., March 15, 1994

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 15, 1994
NHTSA Action Number
EA93024
Potential Number of Units Affected
65,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
94V007000
Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
Summary
IN SOME UNDERBODY IMPACTS THE AIRBAG SENSOR ACTIVATES AND SENDS A SIGNAL TO THE AIRBAG, LOCATED IN THE CENTER OF THE STEERING WHEEL, CAUSING THE DRIVER'S SIDE AIRBAG TO INFLATE.
Consequence
AIRBAG INFLATION MAY OCCUR WHEN IT IS NOT NEEDED TO PROTECT THE DRIVER AND MAY RESULT IN MINOR INJURIES TO THE DRIVER FROM THE INFLATING AIRBAG.
Remedy
A TUNNEL SENSOR OF DIFFERENT DESIGN WILL BE INSTALLED ON THE AFFECTED VEHICLES.
Notify
SYSTEM: INTERIOR SYSTEMS; PASSIVE RESTRAINTS; AIR BAGS.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS WITH DRIVER SIDE AIRBAGS.NOTE: IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME AND FREE OF CHARGE OR THE REMEDY DOES NOT CORRECT THE DEFECT OR NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE CONTACT NISSAN SERVICE CENTER AT 1-800-647-7261; IN HAWAII CALL 1-808-836-0888.ALSO, CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.
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