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The 2012 Nissan Versa models are currently being investigated by the NHTSA because of a problem with their airbags which might not deploy in case of an impact.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the 2012 Nissan Versa models are currently being investigated because of a problem with their airbags. The NHTSA says that the Nissan Versas have are under the attention of the feds because of an airbag warning light defect which can mean that the airbags in the above mentioned models might not deploy in case of an impact, increasing the risk of injury or death.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been notified by the Japanese based automaker which said that that the airbag cable assembly was founded pinched within the steering column of some of the Nissan Versa models.

“Damage or a short to this cable may cause the airbag to not deploy, which poses a safety risk”, as the Office of Defect Investigation within the NTHSA said.

No reports of accidents, injuries or deaths have been received by the NHTSA or by Nissan because of this problem. A safety recall is expected to begin. We will keep you updated on the subject. Meanwhile, if you own a 2012 Nissan Versa, be aware that the NHTSA is investigating it.

Source: Reuters