Nissan Expands Recall of 2001-'03 Vehicles With Takata Airbags | Edmunds

Nissan Expands Recall of 2001-'03 Vehicles With Takata Airbags


For more information on the Takata airbag recall, click here. 10/27/14

Just the Facts:
  • Nissan North America is expanding an April 2013 recall of 2001-'03 vehicles with defective Takata airbags, including the Nissan Maxima and Pathfinder.
  • Nissan is adding another 228,000 vehicles in North America to the earlier global recall of 480,000 vehicles for a front passenger airbag that may rupture.
  • Nissan is also conducting a limited regional recall for certain vehicles originally sold in or currently registered in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands and equipped with Takata airbag inflators.

NASHVILLE, Tennessee — Nissan North America is expanding an April 2013 recall of 2001-'03 vehicles with defective Takata airbags, including the Nissan Maxima and Pathfinder, the automaker told Edmunds on Monday.

The recall includes the 2002-'03 Nissan Sentra, 2001-'03 Infiniti I30 and I35, 2002-'03 Infiniti QX4 and 2003 Infiniti FX.

Nissan is adding another 228,000 vehicles in North America to the earlier global recall of 480,000 vehicles for a front passenger airbag that may rupture. Nissan was unable to provide specific U.S. numbers on the expanded recall.

The airbag inflator in the affected cars will be replaced with an updated one at no charge to the customer, Nissan said. A timetable for the recall was not spelled out.

Nissan is also conducting a limited regional recall for certain vehicles originally sold in or currently registered in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands and equipped with Takata airbag inflators, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This action is expected to begin in July.

Nissan said it is in the process of confirming the potentially affected vehicles based on new information from Takata.

This is part of a larger action announced on Monday by several automakers in recalls or regional field actions linked to airbag supplier Takata following a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigation.

NHTSA said it has received notification from BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Mazda, Nissan and Toyota "that they are conducting limited regional recalls to address a possible safety defect involving Takata-brand airbag inflators."

The action "is influenced by a NHTSA investigation into six reports of airbag inflator ruptures, all of which occurred in Florida and Puerto Rico," NHTSA said. "Based on the limited data available at this time, NHTSA supports efforts by automakers to address the immediate risk in areas that have consistently hot, humid conditions over extended periods of time," the agency said.

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

Edmunds says: This is something that affected owners of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles will want to take care of as soon as they receive their official notification. But if you have a concern in the meantime, contact your dealer or the automaker.

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