Nissan Recalls 4520 Leaf And Sentra Vehicles Over Passenger Airbag Issue

Posted: Jul 15 2016, 11:59am CDT | by , Updated: Jul 17 2016, 9:45pm CDT, in News | Cars & Vehicles


Nissan Recalls 4520 Leaf and Sentra over Passenger Airbag Issue
  • Nissan Leaf Recalled over Passenger Airbag Issue

Nissan Leaf, Sentra to be recalled over airbag issue due to passenger safety.

The North American Nissan has recalled 4,520 vehicles which are Nissan Leaf and Sentra. These vehicles were made in the year 2016 and have been recalled over the issue of passenger seat airbags.

The airbags were found to be faulty due to which a total of 182 Leafs which were effected and Sentras which are 4,338 in number are recalled. The Leafs were built from February 24, 2016 to March 23, 2016.

While the Sentras were manufactured from February 9, 2016 to March 4, 2016. The company has ordered stop sale for these cars until the issue is being resolved. The automaker will repair these vehicles and then will start making new ones. 

According to AutoBlog, this problem was detected by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). According to them the seat belt harness connector can detach any time from the passenger airbag.

The connector, is not unfastened might become a hurdle in deploying the airbag at the time of accident. Along with that it is also noted that the warning light may not light up if the harness is not connected accurately. 

So far no injuries or deaths have been reported due to this problem. The dealers will fix this problem by inspecting the wiring of harness and connecter. Along with that they will ensure proper connection before declaring the car safe for driving.

If any problem will be detected in any car then the dealers will make sure to replace the problematic part of airbag. This recall will start later this month. Nissan dealers will reach out to owners in a few days in order to solve the problem. 

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