Nissan Recalls More than 52,000 Additional Vehicles Equipped with Defective Takata Airbags
Nissan North America is recalling 52,738 model year 2003-2004 Nissan Pathfinder, 2004-2006 Nissan Sentra, 2003-2005 Infiniti FX35 and FX45, 2003-2004 Infiniti I35, and 2006 Infiniti M35 and M45 vehicles originally sold, or currently registered, in geographic locations associated with high absolute humidity.
Specifically, vehicles sold, or currently registered, in Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, Florida and adjacent counties in southern Georgia, as well as the coastal areas of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger side frontal airbag, excessive internal pressure may cause the airbag's inflator to rupture upon deployment, causing metal fragments to strike and potentially seriously injure vehicle occupants.
To date, nearly 8 million vehicles of various makes and models have been recalled worldwide as a result of these same defective Takata airbags.
Nissan will notify owners of the recalled vehicles, and Nissan/Infiniti dealers will replace the passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.
For further information on this recall, owners can contact Nissan customer service toll-free at 800-647-7261.