Nissan probably adds to the list of car makers who will be forced to make recalls owing to the defective airbags. The defective airbags from Takata Corporation have already led to the recall of more than 14 million vehicles and the numbers are growing. In a recent move, Nissan recalls its 1800 vehicles over the same issue.
According to the reports, approximately 1800 Nissan 2013 Infiniti QX56 SUVs and Nissan 2014 Infiniti QX80 SUVs manufactured during a period of 2012 to February 11, 2014 will be included in the recall. Apart from Nissan, many other car makers have had to make recalls to their vehicles produced during a similar period owing to the same reasons.
The main issue with the Nissan models is similar to that of the other cars as well. According to the authorities, the airbags hold the defect of not inflating completely, leading to greater risks in case the vehicle meets with an accident. The other defects involve a situation where the airbag gets ruptured leading to shooting of sharp metal objects. There has already been 4 reported deaths involving sharp metal objects being shot from the airbags.
Nissan has made it clear that the company will take the responsibility of the cars and the owners will be notified in December about the steps to be taken. As a fix, Nissan dealers will replace the whole driver airbag without any cost.
Takata Corporation has also stated that the company will start making new airbags to replace the defective ones from early 2015. The experts on the contrary, believe that Takata Corporation must be prepared as there can be more cases that the 14 million already recalled cars.
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