Imagine getting into your car with your spouse, friend, or parent in the passenger seat. You turn the car on and a bright light announces “Passenger Airbag OFF.” The 1 800 LEMON LAW hotline is receiving a number of calls from drivers complaining of Nissan airbag problems who are dealing with this exact situation. This comes on the heels of a large airbag recall.
In April, a huge Nissan airbag recall was announced. The Nissan models affected, about 990,000, include the 544,000 Altima sedans, 29,000 Leaf electric vehicles, 124,000 Pathfinder sport utility vehicles, 183,000 Sentra compacts and 6,700 NV200 taxis from the 2013 model year. Infiniti models affected by the action include 64,000 2013 JX35 and 2014 QX60 models and 40,000 2014 Q50 sedans. If you are driving one of these vehicles, you should have already been alerted to the recall, but if not, contact your dealer as soon as possible.
Also, if you are continuing to complain of this Nissan passenger airbag light problem three or more times, and have the repair invoices to back it up, you may be entitled to significant remedy under State Lemon Laws or the Federal Magnuson Moss Warranty Act. Remedies could include a full repurchase, a brand new car, or significant compensation plus continued ownership of your car.
Lastly, do not allow the dealer to blame the Nissan airbag problem on the weight or size of your passenger. The dealers are aware that this Nissan airbag problem exists, but there is no definitive fix. Even if they say they cannot fix the issue, make sure you get a repair invoice each time you bring the matter to their attention.
If you are suffering with a Nissan airbag problem and have been back to the shop repeatedly, feel free to fill out our Get Rid of Your Lemon form. We will review your claim for free and see if/how we can help.