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.
The problem was detected during an internal investigation which was conducted after Nissan received several complaints from owners that their airbag warning lamps were flashing. The defects were found in the Occupant Classification System Control unit, an electronic component located under the passenger seat cushion that transmits signals to activate the airbag during a crash incident when the seat is occupied.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said the faulty unit can potentially suppress the airbag and cause safety hazard during a crash. The Occupant Classification System Control was manufactured by Continental Automotive Systems U.S. Inc, a leading brake and electronics supplier and a division of Continental AG based in Germany.
Most of the affected cars were in the United States and others were in Mexico, Canada, Puerto Rico and the Persian Gulf. The repair included replacing the passenger-side seat cushions of the affected vehicles and performing further tests to ensure the defect was rectified.
If you or a loved one owns one of the affected Nissan or Infiniti models and have experienced an injury or accident due to defective or non-responsive airbags, contact Newsome Law Firm and fill out a case evaluation form today. Our team of attorneys has experience specific to complications associated with automobile recalls. Not only can they give you the legal guidance you need, they can help you get the compensation you deserve.