Nissan announced the 2002 QX4 and Pathfinder need their front, passenger-side airbag inflators replaced. This is important, but there's a catch.
It's only 46 vehicles. Affected owners should be notified by mail, but you can also grab your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and call 800-647-7261.keep reading article "Small Number of QX4 Added to the Takata Recall List"
Nissan and Infiniti are expanding their Takata recall to include 226,000 additional vehicles
, bringing their grand total to 706,000 following last year's initial recall.
This newest recall involves model year 2002-2003 Nissan Maxima, Pathfinder and Infiniti I35 and QX4; 2002-2004 Nissan Sentra and 2003 Infiniti FX vehicles.The problem continues to be the same, dangerous story – the chemicals inside Takata airbag inflators have become unstable, and can explode with such force that they send metal shrapnel flying into the cabin.
The recall is expected to begin in mid-August 2014, but parts might be limited as other automakers have recently expanded their Takata recalls as well.keep reading article "To Infinity And Beyond? Nissan Expands Takata Recalls"
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says there are over 3 million vehicles with airbag inflators that explode, sending metal shrapnel into the cabin during an airbag deployment.
While Honda is recalling the most, Nissan (and Infiniti) have recalled over 480,000 vehicles worldwide. That includes the 2001-2003 Infiniti i35 and QX4.
"Takata said the propellant wafers produced at a plant in Moses Lake, Washington, between April 13, 2000 and September 11, 2002, may have been produced with an inadequate compaction force. The propellant could deteriorate over time and cause too much combustion, which could cause the body of the inflator to rupture during air bag deployment."
Vehicles in more humid areas are particularly susceptible to the exploding inflators.keep reading article "Infiniti Part of Massive Recall for Explosive Airbags"