Nissan recalls more than 1 million vehicles for air
DETROIT Nissan is recalling just over 1 million cars, SUVs and vans because the front passenger air bags may not inflate in a crash. It’s the company’s second recall to fix the same problem.
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In documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Nissan says the vehicles’ computer software may not detect an adult in the passenger seat. If that happens, the air bag hermes s won’t inflate.
Nissan will notify owners and dealers will update the software for free. The recall is expected to start in mid April.
Most of the vehicles were recalled in February of last year for a similar problem. Dealers replaced seat sensors, but Nissan said it continued to get consumer complaints and warranty claims in vehicles that had been repaired.
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Nissan received three reports of air bags failing to inflate in a crash. Spokesman Steve Yeager said in an e mail that he is not sure if anyone was hurt in those incidents. There have been no deaths due to the problem, he said.