Nis­san re­calls 3.8m cars over faulty airbags

Pakistan Observer - - ECONOMY WATCH -

TOKYO—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 20132017 in­clud­ing some Nis­san Al­tima, Leaf, Max­ima, Mu­rano, Pathfinder, Sen­tra and Rogue mod­els.

“This re­call will af­fect ap­prox­i­mately 3.5 mil­lion Nis­san ve­hi­cles and ap­prox­i­mately 381,000 In­finiti ve­hi­cles glob­ally,” the com­pany said in a state­ment, adding that more than 80 per­cent 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. It was not im­me­di­ately clear if the re­call in­volves auto parts gi­ant Takata.—AFP

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