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Airbag Recall: 2005-09 Nissan Trucks

January 12, 2009 By: LemonLaw Category: airbag, Nissan, Recall

We frequently receive calls at 1-800 LEMON LAW regarding defective airbags….obviously this is one defect drivers want resolved immediately.  Thus, Nissan truck drivers should be relieved to note that the manufacturer has found an airbag problem with their vehicles and plans to do something about it.

Yahoo is reporting that Nissan Motor Co. will recall more than 240,000 trucks throughout twenty cold weather states, including all of our states: Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.  The manufacturer has noted that in states where road salt is used to melt the ice, a mixture of the salt, snow and water could enter into a crash zone sensor and rust, thus interrupting the signal and preventing the front air bags from deploying in a crash.  Thankfully, the situation was discovered through a large number of warranty claims, and no injuries were linked to the problem. 

Trucks affected include the Nissan Frontier, Pathfinder, and Xterra from 2005-2009 model years.

242,700 trucks in total will be recalled, and the recall is based on where the vehicle is registered.  Nissan said those drivers who qualify for the recall will be notified by mail and Nissan will install a redesigned sensor at no cost regardless of warranty.  Owners in other states not included in the recall will receive a 10-year warranty on the sensor.

For more information, you can contact Nissan at 800-647-7261.  Of course, if you have endured continuous problems with your airbag and it has been serviced by the manufacturer three of more times, you could be entitled to additional remedy through State and Federal Laws.  If you have any additional concerns regarding your airbags and the service you are receiving to attempt to repair them, please contact us or another consumer law firm.


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