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Nissan Recalls Leaf And Sentra Over Front Passenger Airbag Inflator Problem

AutoEvolution – May 18, 2017


Nissan Recalls Leaf And Sentra Over Front Passenger Airbag Inflator Problem

According to the NHTSA’s description of campaign number 17V253000, the 2014 to 2015 and 2017 Sentra is affected by the same defect as the electric vehicle. More to the point, a manufacturing error within the front passenger airbag inflators is the culprit. If left unfixed, the airbag may not deploy as intended in the event of a crash.

The issue is unique to vehicles that have been fitted with airbag inflators produced by Daicel, a Japanese corporation that gave birth to photographic film manufacturer Fujifilm in 1934. And in stark comparison to Takata’s mess-up, the tier 3 supplier is the outfit that identified the potential defect that affects its inflators.

Neither Nissan nor Daicel are aware of any incidents related to the problem, though both companies agreed to recall out of an abundance of caution. The repair is straightforward: replace the old airbag, fit a redesigned unit, and that’d be everything. In terms of notification, owners will receive mail from Nissan in due time, with the safety recall expected to begin on June 11, 2017…

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