Nissan Versa Vehicles with Defective Side Curtain Air Bags Recalled

In the event of a crash, the side curtain air bags May not properly deploy

Nissan Versa Vehicles with Defective Side Curtain Air Bags Recalled
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October 20, 2016

Nissan North America is recalling certain model year 2017 Versa vehicles that were manufactured between August 1, 2016 and August 16, 2016.

A seam in the fabric section of the side curtain air bags may tear during side curtain air bag deployment, potentially affecting the performance of the air bag.

As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 226, "Ejection Mitigation", and number 214, "Side Impact Protection."

In the event of a crash necessitating side curtain air bag deployment, if the side curtain air bags do not deploy as intended, there would be an increased risk of injury to vehicle occupants.

Approximately 1,750 Nissan Versa vehicles are affected by this recall.

Nissan will notify owners of the recalled vehicles, and dealers will replace the left and right side curtain air bags, free of charge. Nissan has not yet provided an owner notification schedule for this recall.

For further information, contact Nissan customer service at (800) 647-7261.