Nissan is recalling over 400,000 vehicles that are potentially fitted with a dangerous airbag system. This is the second high-profile recall that involves Nissan vehicles in six months, as the company pulled more than 200,000 Titan and Frontier trucks from the roads last year.
The vehicle maker says the manufacturer’s emblem on the steering wheel can dislodge when the airbag deploys. This essentially turns the emblem into a projectile that can injure anybody in the car, with the driver’s face in the object’s direct path.
Read on for details on the recall and what you can do about it.
Nissan recalls more than 400K vehicles
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the resin emblem on the driver’s airbag cover may develop cracks and detach during airbag deployment, increasing the risk of injury to vehicle occupants.
The affected Nissan vehicles include:
- Armada 2008 through 2011 models.
- Frontier 2008 through 2011 models.
- Pathfinder 2008 through 2011 models.
- Quest 2008 and 2009 models.
- Titan 2008 through 2011 models.
- Xterra 2008 through 2011 models.
What to do if you own an impacted vehicle
Nissan says a solution to the problem is currently under development. Interim letters notifying owners of the safety risk are expected to be mailed on April 10, 2023. Second letters will be sent once the remedy is available.
Nissan’s identification numbers for this recall are PC944, PC945, and PC946. You can contact Nissan’s customer service at 1-800-867-7669 for more details.
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