Following the contempo anamnesis by Takata for abnormal airbag inflators that affects addition 10 actor vehicles, Nissan (NSANY) has recalled over 300,000 agent models because the airbag inflators could explode.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration notice, the advanced commuter airbag inflators are afflicted and could aftereffect in aciculate metal bits arresting the disciplinarian or cartage of the vehicle, causing austere abrasion or death.
A massive Takata airbag inflator anamnesis was accomplished aback in 2015 with a added contempo anamnesis accretion the cardinal of cartage that may accept the defect. As abounding as 25 bodies accept been dead globally by the abnormal Takata airbag inflators with hundreds of bodies injured, the Associated Press reported.
The afflicted Nissan cartage accommodate assertive 2001 to 2003 Maxima, 2002 to 2006 Sentra, 2002 to 2004 Pathfinder, 2007 to 2011 Versa Sedan and Versa Hatchback, 2001 to 2004 Infiniti I30 and I35, 2002 to 2003 Infiniti QX4, 2003 to 2008 Infiniti FX35 and FX45, and 2006 to 2010 M35 and M45 vehicles.
The affair with the airbag inflators stems from the phase-stabilized ammonium nitrate propellant, which is acclimated to aerate the airbags. This propellant was acclimated as an interim-remedy to the antecedent Takata anamnesis but could backfire through abasement back apparent to clamminess and aerial temperatures.
To adjustment the issue, Nissan dealers will alter the advanced commuter airbag inflator with an another anhydrous inflator at no allegation to the agent owner.
Nissan said it accepted to activate advice agent owners on Feb. 10. Questions about the anamnesis can be directed to Nissan chump account at 1-888-737-9511 or Infiniti chump account at 1-888-810-3715.
Shares of Nissan banal were up 0.36% as of 10:30 a.m. EST on Thursday.
The logo of Nissan is apparent on a Qashqai car at its dealership in Seoul, South Korea, May 16, 2016. Photo: Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji
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