Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Nissan recalls five 2013 models for airbag problems

Nissan recalls five 2013 models for airbag problems
Staff, Reuters-1 day

Nissan is recalling that 2013 model year said five vehicles, including top-selling Altima and Sentra, because that cannot provide passenger air bag in a crash the automaker's US Department of labor.

The models in the recall said Nissan's Altima, Xterra, Pathfinder, and leaf as well as Infiniti JX35, on Wednesday.

Nissan have not specified the number of vehicles involved, to recall, or if they were produced. The reported recall affects only models that are sold in the United States. Nissan did not say whether vehicles in other countries be advised.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said sensors that determine whether a passenger in a seat sits not specifications may have met and know no drivers. If a crash occurs and no passenger is detected, the airbag may not deploy.

The recall is expected to start next month.

Dan passe, a Nissan spokesman at the U.S. headquarters in Nashville, Tenn., said there were no reports of injuries or crashes related to this problem.

Nissan determines that a recall should be conducted, on 21 February, two months after the automaker noticed that a growing number of warranty claims by owners, their airbag detection dashboard warning said according to documents filed with the NHTSA was lit.

Nissan is also recalling 482 Sentras in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, made from Sept. 11 Oct. 4 last year because fuel tanks were not properly sealed. This can cause a small leak fuel when the tanks are filled, Nissan said the NHTSA.

Watch, said that no injuries or crashes which resulted in fuel tank problem.

Copyright 2013 Thomson Reuters.

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