Two major recalls have been issued affecting more than 4 million Nissan vehicles. The recalls involve airbag and seat belt issues, which could prove to be deadly in the event of an accident. While many cars have been recalled over Takata airbag concerns this year, the Nissan airbag issue is unrelated.
In about 3.2 million Nissan vehicles, the sensor that detects if an adult or child is sitting in the seat does not work properly. In the event of an accident, the sensor may tell the airbags not to deploy, though someone may actually be sitting in the seat and need this protection. In the remaining recalled vehicles, the seat belt bracket may be damaged if a car seat is placed in the front passenger’s seat. The bracket damage could cause the airbags not to deploy correctly, as well.
Nissan has not sent out recall notices as of yet, as the company is still determining what the best solution to these issues may be. When they are issued, the defective cars will be serviced for free at Nissan dealerships. Car recalls are serious, as vehicle defects often pose serious threats to the safety of passengers. If a vehicle defect has injured you or a loved one, you should explore the legal options available to you. Call Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (414) 271-0900 to learn more.