It’s been a rough few months for General Motors, but that doesn’t mean other car makers will be let off the hook in terms of media attention because people need to know if something is not right. Nissan has had to issue a recall for the same problem, a faulty airbag inflator.
Nissan airbag recall list includes 226,326 units across 7 models, these are the 2002-2004 Nissan Sentra, 2002-2003, Pathfinder, Maxima, Infiniti QX4 and the I35, as well as the 2003 FX35 and FX45. This is an extended recall list for Nissan, seeing as though there was an earlier recall at the start of July affecting 360,000 vehicles.
This isn’t the first time that Nissan had to recall some of its vehicles due to airbag issues, and so we can see why they have been on the ball with this one. There have been cases where the parts from the airbag could rupture and in doing so could spray metal fragments at the occupants.
What worries us though is that this latest recall covers some of those models that had already had replacement airbags fitted, as Autoblog reports that some of the replacement parts fitted could be faulty.
To see if your Nissan is affected by this new recall, then all you need to do is enter your year and model in the Nissan recall checker and if your model is flagged, you will then be given instructions of what to do next. However, you can wait and you will be contacted in time to arrange for your vehicle to be repaired free of charge.