Nissan Adds 402,450 Vehicles to Expanded Takata Airbag Recall | Edmunds

Nissan Adds 402,450 Vehicles to Expanded Takata Airbag Recall


WASHINGTON — Nissan North America is adding 402,450 vehicles to the expanded Takata recall for defective front-passenger airbag inflators, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The vehicles include:

  • 2005-'08 Infiniti FX35
  • 2005-'08 Infiniti FX45
  • 2003-'04 Infiniti I30
  • 2003-'04 Infiniti I35
  • 2006-'10 Infiniti M35
  • 2006-'10 Infiniti M45
  • 2007-'11 Nissan Versa

"These vehicles are equipped with certain airbag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal airbag modules and used as original equipment or replacement equipment," NHTSA said in its recall summary. "These inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

"An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants, resulting in serious injury or death."

Nissan spokesman Steve Yaeger told Edmunds there are "no known incidents," when asked if there are any injuries or fatalities linked to the recall expansion.

Nissan dealers and Infiniti dealers will replace the front-passenger airbag inflator. Parts are not currently available. Owners will be sent an interim notification by the end of July. A second notice will be mailed when parts are available.

Owners can contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.

Edmunds says: Owners of these vehicles should stay in close touch with their dealer to keep track of parts availability.

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