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.
"Nissan says in the case of a child classification, the system is designed to illuminate the airbag light indicating the airbag is turned off. However, if the initial classification is “empty seat,” the light will not illuminate and there is no indication that the airbag is suppressed."
According to the recall info, Infiniti owners will need to have the system's Electronic Control Unit (ECU) replaced.
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.