Nissan Announces Recall of Versa Vehicles with Passenger Air Bags That Could Explode

If an air bag inflator were to explode, projectile metal fragments could strike and seriously injure vehicle occupants

Nissan Announces Recall of Versa Vehicles with Passenger Air Bags That Could Explode
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August 7, 2018

Nissan is recalling certain model year 2007-2008 Nissan Versa sedan and Versa hatchback vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in the following states/territories: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

What's the problem?

The passenger air bag inflators on these vehicles may explode due to propellant degradation caused by exposure to humidity and temperature cycling.

If an air bag inflator were to explode, projectile metal fragments could strike and seriously injure vehicle occupants.

What happens next?

Nissan will notify owners of the recalled Versa vehicles beginning in late July 2018. Nissan dealers will then replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge.

Vehicle owners with any questions or concerns about this recall or the repair process should contact Nissan customer service at (800) 867-7669.

Note: The vehicles covered by this recall are in addition to those covered by recall number 16V-349, which was previously announced.