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.More information on carcomplaints.com
Nothing can bring a car's satisfaction rating down faster than an infotainment system, and the worst of a bad crop might just be Infiniti's InTouch. Thank goodness there's a Q50 wrapped around it, because that disaster needs a saving grace.