While one is tied to issues that could expose over 600,000 consumers to risks, the second recall campaign to have been launched recently by Nissan impacts over 3 million vehicles. Injury risks have been associated with both campaigns.
The first announcement impacts all units of the 2013 through 016 Sentra vehicles manufactured between June 2012 and April 2016. These vehicles, the official NHTSA report shows, come with front seat belt brackets that could become deformed while in use. If that’s the case, the Occupant Classification System (OCS) may incorrectly assess that the passenger seat is being used by a child on a car safety seat. If that’s the case and the vehicle is involved in an auto crash, injuries that could even turn out to be fatal may occur since the air bags may deploy while a child in a car seat is occupying the vehicle.
Nissan has announced that all impacted vehicle owners will be contacted in June of 2016. Once you’re contacted, the recalled vehicles will be inspected and the belt bracket will be reinforced. The Air Bag Control Unit and the OCS Electronic Control Units will also be reprogrammed immediately entirely for free. Owners will be contacted at first in order to learn more about the recall, but Nissan will be sending a second notice to impacted vehicle owners once the company has a remedy available for all vehicles.
If you’re concerned about your safety and the safety of your loved ones because you will be driving a potentially defective vehicle until a remedy is available, contact Nissan to have your questions and concerns addressed immediately.
Since the issue associated with this vehicle model may lead to crashes, consumers should not ignore this recall campaign.
The second auto recall campaign launched by Nissan with the help of the NHTSA impacts at least 3,177,645 vehicles nationwide.
According to the official announcement, Nissan North America has launched a the campaign after the firm learned that the 2016 and 2017 Nissan Maxima, the 2013 through the 2016 Nissan Altima, NV200, Sentra, and LEAF, the 2014 through 2017 Nissan Rogue, the 2015 and 2016 Nissan Murano and Chevrolet City Express, as well as the 2013 Infiniti JX35 vehicles have been fitted with OCS systems presenting the same issues tied to the previous Nissan recall.
If an adult passenger or a child is sitting on the impacted seat and the OCS system is unable to identify the occupant, the system will not deploy air bags in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of major injuries.
Since so many vehicles have been impacted by this recall, consumers with the recalled units are being urged to contact the manufacturers promptly in order to obtain more details on how they should proceed to avoid accidents until a remedy is provided to all impacted vehicles.
Once the vehicles are inspected at dealers, the air bag control units will be reprogrammed. The OCS ECU will be replaced on some vehicle also entirely for free.
The company has yet to provide a notification schedule. Until then, consumers are urged to contact Nissan or Chevrolet if they have any questions.
Since both of these recalls are associated with vehicles that may expose consumers to serious injury risks, avoid ignoring these reports.
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