WASHINGTON — Nissan North America is recalling 622,110 2013-'16 Nissan Sentra compact cars because the front-passenger seatbelt bracket may become deformed if it is used to secure a child-restraint system, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
As a result, the front-passenger airbag may not be turned off as designed when a child-restraint system is in the seat.
"If the front-passenger airbag deploys in the event of a crash when a child seat is installed in the front-passenger seat, there will be an increased risk of injury to the child," NHTSA said.
There are no accidents, injuries or "field incidents" linked to the recall, Nissan spokesman Steve Yaeger told Edmunds on Saturday.
He added: "Nissan is addressing the issue based only on lab testing observations."
The affected Sentra cars were built from June 13, 2012 to April 14, 2016.
Nissan dealers will reinforce the seatbelt bracket and reprogram the Airbag Control Unit and Occupant Classification System electronic control unit.
Owners will be mailed an interim notification by the end of June and will be sent a second letter when the remedy is available. Owners can contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-867-7669.
Edmunds says: Owners are warned not to install a child-restraint system in the front seat until this repair can be made. If you have further concerns, it's best to contact your dealer now.