In many countries around the world slamming the car door is a sign of disrespect to the owner of the vehicle. This is not necessarily the case in the United States, but some Nissan owners may want to rethink their approach as the automaker announced the recall of over 54,000 cars because the side airbags can allegedly go off when the door is slammed shut. Nissan told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that defective side impact sensors can lead to the inadvertent deployment of the side airbags, which may cause injury if the door is slammed when entering certain 2012 Nissan Versa automobiles. No injuries were reported at the time of the recall. (more…)
Florida is the “epicenter” of the Takata airbag debacle which has resulted in the largest automotive recall in U.S. history. Unfortunately, all signs indicate that the severe injuries and deaths will continue into the foreseeable future. The roadways remain flooded with millions of vehicles which may still be equipped with the potentially lethal airbags. Moreover, […] Read more
Nissan recalled more than 200,000 of its vehicles in February 2008 due to problems with an electrical component that could potentially cause the airbags to be ineffective during a crash incident. Vehicles covered under the recall included the 2007-2008 year models of its Infiniti EX35, G35 and G37 as well as the Nissan 350Z, Altima, Murano and Rogue.
To date, no injuries have been reported but owners of the affected models were urged at th time to bring their vehicles to Nissan or the appointed dealers for the problem to be fixed. Read more