Nissan Recalls Altima, Rogue, and Maxima Vehicles Due to Passenger Air Bag Problem

If the front passenger seat occupant is misclassified, the air bag may deploy incorrectly in the event of a crash

Nissan Recalls Altima, Rogue, and Maxima Vehicles Due to Passenger Air Bag Problem
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December 28, 2016

Nissan North America has issued a recall affecting certain model year 2013-2015 Altima, 2015-2016 Rogue, and 2016 Maxima vehicles.

On the affected vehicles, an incorrect Occupant Classification System (OCS) Electronic Control Unit (ECU) may have been installed in the front passenger seat. The incorrect ECU and seat combination may misclassify the front passenger seat occupant.

If the front passenger seat occupant is misclassified, the air bag may deploy incorrectly in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

An estimated 757 Altima, Rogue, and Maxima vehicles are impacted by this recall.

Nissan will notify owners, and local dealers will replace the ECU and update the OCS software on the recalled vehicles, free of charge.

This recall is expected to begin by February 12, 2017. Owners with further questions can contact Nissan customer service at (800) 647-7261.