In a car accident, air bags can play a role in reducing serious injuries. Unfortunately, a million of Nissan vehicles may have faulty air bags. Thus, according to USATAODAY.com, Nissan is recalling 1 million vehicles because the air bag system software might not be able to tell whether a person is sitting in the front passenger's seat and not inflate the airbag in a crash. Nissan documents say the system might not work if there is "high engine vibration at idle when the seat is initially empty and then becomes occupied, or unusual occupant seating postures immediately upon being seated."
This is the second passenger-air bag recall for some of the vehicles. Last April, over 82,000 2013-model Nissan vehicles were recalled because a sensor was improperly manufactured and might prevent the passenger bag from working in a crash. The recalls involve the following Nissan and Infiniti brand vehicles:
•2013-2014 Nissan Altima (544,139)
•2013-2014 Leaf electric (29,165)
•2013-2014 Nissan Pathfinder (124,202)
•2013-2014 Nissan Sentra (182,569)
•2013 NV200/Taxi (6,696)
•2013 Infiniti JX35/ 2014 QX60 (63,698)
•2014 Infiniti Q50 (unspecified)
If you own one of these vehicles, you should take it to the dealership so the system can be reprogrammed.
Drive safely and watch out for those who don't.
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