Anyone else getting the feeling there's a major issue with Nissan and Infiniti's Occupant Classification System (OCS)?
For roughly the 103rd time, Nissan announced an OCS recall. The difference is this one is a doozy at 3.8 million vehicles.
Nissan says the occupant classification systems in the front passenger seats can turn off because the systems classify an adult as a child or classify a seat as empty even if an adult is in the seat.
That will disable the airbags for someone who really needs it. But there's something else.…keep reading article "For The Love Of Everything, Another Infiniti OCS Recall"
The OCS mop-up continues as complaints continue to pour in about an airbag warning light that won't shut off.
Nissan (and Infiniti) is issuing a third recall to fix problems with airbag sensors not recognizing front-seat passengers.
"Nissan blames the problem on a supply chain error that caused incorrect occupant classification control unit parts to be installed on vehicles that received the incorrect part after the March 2014 recall was completed. There are also vehicles that were not part of the March recall but received the wrong part from other repairs."
The latest round includes many Nissan vehicles, as well as the 2013 JX35, 2014-15 QX60, and 2014 QX60 Hybrid.keep reading article "Another Month, Another OCS Recall for Nissan and Infiniti"
X35, Q50, QX60, and G27 are all named in a lawsuit against Infiniti's parent company, Nissan, for an allegedly defective Occupant Classification System (OCS).
Plaintiff Matthew Senci filed the proposed class-action lawsuit that alleges the vehicles have occupant classification system software that can incorrectly classify a front passenger seat as empty when it's occupied by an adult passenger. The error can cause the airbag to deactivate and fail to deploy in a crash.
Complaints and warranty claims led to the first OCS recall in March 2013, but it was limited to only 83,000 vehicles. Nissan later admitted, however, that the "fix" for that recall didn't work when they expanded the OCS recalls.
The lawsuit, Matthew Senci v. Nissan North America, Inc., accuses the automaker of being deceptive and selling vehicles with known defects.keep reading article "Faulty Occupant Classification System Leads to Recall"
The hood release cable was installed incorrectly in over 170,000 Nissan and Infiniti vehicles, preventing the latch from working as it should.
That means the hood could fly open while driving, which I'm told is really bad for visibility.
Nissan says the recalled vehicles include the 2013-2014 Nissan Pathfinder and Pathfinder hybrid, 2013 Infiniti JX35, 2014 Infiniti QX60 and the QX60 hybrid.
The fix includes making the cable longer, but there's no word on when that'll begin.keep reading article "Hood Release Latch Recall"
Last year, the JX35 (along with other Nissan vehicles) was recalled because a defective sensor could fail to detect when an adult passenger was in the seat.
Now Nissan is expanding the recall to 1 million vehicles, including the same 2013 JX35 and the 2014 Q50, and QX60. It also includes many Nissan models. The defective sensor is part of the Occupant Classification System (OCS) that determines if there's an adult, or child, in the passenger seat. When there's an adult, the airbag is supposed to get activated – except it's not working.
"Nissan says a combination of factors could cause the problem, such as high engine vibration at idle when the seat is initially empty and then becomes occupied. Even the posture of the passenger could cause the air bag to deactivate."
So why is the 2013 JX35 getting recalled again? Nissan admits the fix didn't work. Great. Let's hope they have better luck this time.keep reading article "JX35 Part of Massive Recall Expansion for More Passenger Airbag Problems"
The 2013 JX35 and 2014 QX60 are being recalled for a BS problem.
Correction ... an ABS problem. That makes more sense.
Nissan discovered the problem in 2013 and found that driving on rough or uneven roads seemed to be the key. Technicians said the antilock brake system (ABS) pressure output software setting could cause stopping distances longer than expected when the ABS was activated.
The recall affects JX35 cars built between September 15, 2011 and January 16, 2013, and QX60 vehicles built between January 17, 2013 and September 20, 2013.keep reading article "Driving on Rough or Uneven Roads Can Confuse Infiniti’s ABS System"
The 2013 JX35 is part of a recall of 19,258 Nissan and Infiniti vehicles for front brake problems.
Nissan said that during the front brake torque member casting process, molten iron overflowed from one mold into another mold.
So breaking the mold broke your car. The affected vehicles were build December 3, 2012, through January 29, 2013.keep reading article "JX Front Brakes Recalled Due to Reports of Failure"