Nissan Is Recalling More Than 54,000 Vehicles Over A New Air Bag Issue

Mar 13, 2017 11:56 AM EDT | JP Olvido

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Nissan recalls over 54,000 of its vehicles. The recall is due to the curtain and seat-mounted airbags that may deploy unexpectedly when the door is slammed shut.

Japanese car manufacturer recalls more than 54,000 vehicles due to an issue with air bags. This particular vehicular Nissan recall is not related to the recent airbag scandal involving Japanese supplier Takata. More than 54,000 of 2012 Versa vehicles are being recalled.

The company stated that the issue has something to do with the degradation of the side impact sensor connector pins. Due to this, air bags mounted on the curtains and seats of the vehicles may unexpectedly deploy when the doors are shut with an excessive amount of force. This issue increases the risk of injury to passengers of the vehicles.

To compensate for the faulty vehicle parts, the Japanese car manufacturer said that its authorized dealers would be installing a new jumper harness to replace the side impact sensors on the affected 2012 Versa vehicles. The replacement will come free of charge. This is according to a report by CBS 12.

It should be noted that last year, the car manufacturer recalled over 3.5 million of its vehicles due to airbag problems. Unlike this recall, the 2016 recall involved air bags not deploying properly.

Nissan is assuring drivers and passengers that it is concentrated on fixing the problems with the 2012 Versa air bags. The company has stated that it is focused on ensuring the safety of its customers and improving the quality of their vehicles. To date, no injuries have been reported due to air bags on 2012 Versa vehicles unexpectedly deploying.

Affected owners are advised to contact the company's customer service at 1-800-647-7261.They may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or log on to http://www.safecar.gov.

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