The Japanese based automaker Nissan has recently announced a recall for some of its cars because of a problem with a faulty sensor, which may turn off the front passenger airbag.
According to the National highway Traffic Safety Administration, several Nissan and Infiniti vehicles will be affected by this problem and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers because of the faulty sensor. Nissan says that this problem may lead to the front passenger airbag turning off without any warning and this can increase the risk of an injury in the case of a crash.
The affected vehicles are the 2013 Nissan Altima mid-size sedan, the Leaf electric car, the Pathfinder SUV, the Sentra compact sedan and the Infiniti JX35 SUV. The number of affected cars hasn’t been announced by Nissan just yet. The company’s dealers have been informed and they will inspect the sensors and replace them if necessary, free of charge. No accidents or injuries have been reported, related to this problem, for the moment. Owners of the affected vehicles will be notified by Nissan and the campaign will begin in April, 2013. Meanwhile, if you own one of the vehicles mentioned above, you can contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261 or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.