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.More information on carcomplaints.com
Parts supplier, Takata, manufactured defective, shrapnel-hurling airbag inflators that need to be recalled. The issue affects 34 million+ vehicles spread out across 24 brands, making it one of the largest (and most dangerous) recalls in aut