The Japanese based automakers Nissan and Honda have recently announced two recalls for the Versa, Altima and Odyssey models because of problems with the side curtain airbags in the first two and with the rear doors in the minivans.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 976 units of the 2012 Nissan Altima and Versa sedans will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the side curtain airbags fixed. The recall is expected to begin on the 27th of February. Owners of the above mentioned models can contact Nissan at 615-725-1000.
“These vehicles may be equipped with side curtain airbags that contain an incorrect propellant mixture for the initiator component used, resulting in insufficient output of compressed gas. The side curtain airbags may not deploy, increasing the risk of injury”, as the NHTSA is saying in the recalls summary of the problem.
In other words, Honda has also announced a recall for the Odyssey minivans, and according to the NHTSA, 46,000 units of the model will be affected by this recall. Honda says that the rear doors can fall on people unexpectedly and they already have, on at least two occasions. Owners of the 2008 and 2009 model years of the Odyssey minivans will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get this problem fixed. For any question about this recall owners can contact Honda at (800) 999-1009.