Nissan Issues Recall for More Than 515,000 Versa Vehicles with Defective Air Bags

An air bag inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the driver or other vehicle occupants

Nissan Issues Recall for More Than 515,000 Versa Vehicles with Defective Air Bags
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July 21, 2017

Nissan North America is recalling more than 515,000 model year 2007-2011 Versa Sedan and 2007-2012 Versa Hatchback vehicles.

What's the problem?

The affected vehicles have a driver frontal air bag inflator that may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to moderate absolute humidity, temperatures, and temperature cycling.

An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the driver or other vehicle occupants—potentially resulting in serious injury or death.

What happens next?

Nissan will notify owners of the recalled vehicles. Nissan dealers will replace the subject inflator with a new one manufactured by a different supplier, free of charge to vehicle owners.

Nissan says that the parts needed to remedy this recall are not yet available. An interim owner notification letter will be sent by the end of September 2017, followed by a second letter when remedy parts are available.

Owners with additional questions or concerns about this recall can contact Nissan customer service at (800) 647-7261.