Nissan recalls more than 1M vehicles for air bags
In documents filed with the National Hig hermes hway T hermes raffic Safety Administration, Nissan says the vehicles’ computer software may not detect an adult in the passenger seat. If that happens, the air bags 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, b hermes ut Nissan said hermes it continued to get consumer complaints and warranty claims in vehicles that had been repaired.
Front passenger seats have sensors that determine the passenger’s weight and turn off air bags off if a child is on board. The malfunctioning sensors can turn the air bags off even if an adult is in the seat.
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.