Nissan’s luxury brand Infiniti has issued a recall because of the Takata airbag problem which is currently affecting two SUVs.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the 2013 Infiniti XQ56 and the 2014 Infiniti QX80 are affected by this recall in 1,912 units, currently found in the United States, in Canada and in Mexico. The feds have announced the recall because of the Takata airbag.
“In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver’s air bag, the incorrect part may block the flow of propellant to the air bag and the air bag’s inflator may rupture. The rupture could cause metal fragments to strike and potentially seriously injure the vehicle occupants”, said the NHTSA in the consequence of the problem.
The affected Infiniti SUVs have been produced between the 1st of September, 2012, and the 26th of April, 2013, in the QX56, and between the 18th of June, 2013, and the 11th of February, 2013, in the QX80. The recall will begin soon and Nissan will be notifying owners of these models. Dealers will be inspecting the models and replacing the front driver airbag inflator, free of charge. Owners can contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261 or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236 for more info on the subject.