Recalled: 2019 INFINITI QX50 Vehicles May Have Knee Airbag That Does Not Deploy Correctly

The trim cover may separate in cold weather instead of split as designed

Recalled: 2019 INFINITI QX50 Vehicles May Have Knee Airbag That Does Not Deploy Correctly
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October 2, 2018

Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2019 INFINITI QX50 vehicles. In the event of a crash in very cold temperatures, the trim cover may separate unexpectedly from the passenger-side knee air bag module instead of splitting at the trim cover tear seam as designed.

What's the problem?

The recall stems from cold weather testing conducted by the part manufacturer. During this test, the passenger-side knee air bag module trim cover separated unexpectedly.

This recall affects only 2019 INFINITI QX50 vehicles built from July 4, 2018 to August 24, 2018. No other INFINITI (or Nissan) vehicles are affected by this issue because the affected passenger-side knee air bag module is unique to this model and dates of manufacture.

What happens next?

The manufacturer will notify owners and retailers will replace the passenger-side knee air bag module and module trim cover free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin October 22, 2018. Owners may contact INFINITI customer service at (800) 662-6200 with any questions.