Japanese automotive company Nissan is recalling more than 3.8 million vehicles due to a fault in the passenger side airbag. The global recall comes after the automotive company admitted that it knew of numerous collisions where the airbags did not function properly.
The widespread fault is in the sensor that registers whether the seat is occupied by an adult, a child, or not at all. The failure of this sensor has led to “moderate injuries” of those in collisions. Nissan has stated that it is currently developing a solution to the fault.
The recall affects the following Nissan models: 016-2017 Nissan Maxima, 2013-2016 Nissan Altima, NV200, LEAF and Sentra, 2013-2017 Nissan Pathfinder, 2014-2016 Nissan NV200 Taxi, Infiniti QX60 and Q50, 2014-2017 Nissan Rogue, 2015-2016 Nissan Murano, Chevrolet City Express, and 2013 Infiniti JX35 vehicles. Owners can also search for their specific VIN number to ascertain whether their vehicle is affected by the recall. The recall mostly affects North America where 80% of the affected vehicles were sold.