SA af­fected in global Nis­san re­call

Lesotho Times - - Motoring -

TOKYO — Ja­panese au­tomaker Nis­san has said it will re­call more than 3.8-mil­lion ve­hi­cles, mostly in North Amer­ica, be­cause the pas­sen­ger-side airbag may not de­ploy in a crash due to a de­fect in the seat sen­sor.

The Ja­panese au­tomaker said the global re­call would cover 2013-2017 in­clud­ing some Nis­san Al­tima, Leaf, Max­ima, Mu­rano, Pathfinder, Sen­tra and Rogue mod­els.

SA mod­els af­fected Nis­san South Africa says about 17600 Ti­ida mod­els are af­fected.

The au­tomaker said: “South African Ti­ida cus­tomers are be­ing con­tacted for the vol­un­tary re­call to bring their cars in to be checked and fixed at no cost. Nis­san SA has had no in­ci­dents re­ported so far due to po- ten­tial faulty airbags.”

The com­pany said in a state­ment: “This re­call will af­fect ap­prox­i­mately 3.5-mil­lion Nis­san ve­hi­cles and ap­prox­i­mately 381 000 In­finiti ve­hi­cles glob­ally,” adding that more than 80% of them were sold in North Amer­ica.

It said a fault in the sen­sor not prop­erly reg­is­ter­ing when the pas­sen­ger seat was oc­cu­pied could lead to fail­ure to de­ploy the airbag in the event of a col­li­sion.

The firm said it was de­vel­op­ing a fix and would no­tify deal­ers in late May 2016.

It was not im­me­di­ately clear if the re­call in­volves auto parts gi­ant Takata, which was ham­mered by an ex­plod­ing air bag de­fect blamed for at least 11 deaths.

— Afp/wheels24

Nis­san south africa says 17 600 lo­cal ti­idas are af­fected in the global re­call over faulty takata airbags.

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