2016 Nissan Leaf, Sentra Recalled for Airbag Problem | Edmunds

2016 Nissan Leaf, Sentra Recalled for Airbag Problem


WASHINGTON — Nissan North America is recalling 4,355 2016 Nissan Leaf and Nissan Sentra vehicles for an airbag problem, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

A stop-sale order is in effect on the cars until they can be repaired.

"The wiring harness connector may disconnect from the dual-stage passenger airbag," NHTSA said in its recall summary. "If the wiring harness disconnects, the passenger airbag may not deploy during a crash, increasing the risk of injury."

There are no injuries or accidents linked to the recall, Nissan spokesman Steve Yaeger told Edmunds.

"Owners may drive the vehicle at their discretion," Nissan said in a document filed with federal safety regulators." However, if the vehicle is subject to the recall, owners should make arrangements to have the vehicle inspected as soon as possible."

The affected Leaf vehicles were built from February 24, 2016 to March 23, 2016. The affected Sentra vehicles were built from February 9, 2016 to March 4, 2016.

The problem has been traced to a manufacturing error that has since been corrected.

Nissan dealers will inspect the wiring harness connector for proper engagement and, if necessary, replace the passenger airbag module.

The recall is expected to begin in late July. Owners can contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.

Edmunds says: Owners of these vehicles should schedule a service appointment as soon as they receive their official recall notice. But if you have an immediate concern, it's best to contact your dealer now.

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