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Auto maker Nissan has announced recall of over 2, 26,000 additional vehicles following complaints about a defective air bag that experts say has harmed much of the global auto industry.
The announcement was made by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Saturday. Nissan has so far recalled a total of 664,628 cars.
Nissan North America Inc. is recalling four models which include- Sentra, Pathfinder, Maxima and Infiniti for the model years between 2002 and 2004. The company has received complaints about faulty air bags in these car models.
The affected car models include:
- Infiniti I35, 2002-2003
- Infiniti FX35, 2003
- Infiniti FX45, 2003
- Infiniti QX42, 2002-2003
- Maxima, 2002-2003
- Pathfinder, 2002-2003
- Sentra, 2002-2004
Brian Brockman, a representative for Nissan, said that the auto maker hasn’t reported any untoward incident so far that may have any association with the recall.
Air Bag Systems
The complaints over faulty air bags are becoming common now-a-days as they have resulted into the recall of millions of cars of different brands, including those made by Toyota, Honda, Mazda, Chrysler, BMW, and Ford.
The air bag systems were developed by a Tokyo-based supplier of car parts, Takata Corp.
The common complaint about the air bag system is the rupturing of the inflators, which could lead to serious injury to passengers. The rupture led metal fragments to fly out at a time when the air bags are deployed in crashes.
The National High Traffic Safety Administration said owners of all affected vehicles will be notified. Owners may also contact Nissan Customer Service at 1-800-647-7261.