It seems like the year has not started on a good note for Nissan. The company is reportedly recalling more than 54,000 cars due to airbag installation problems, which could potentially hurt the passengers. The seat mounted airbags are found to unexpectedly deploy whenever someone slams the door, placing passengers at the risk of serious injury. These units have also been reported to face sensor problems.
Nissan North America said the recall particularly happened for the 2012 Nissan Versa cars. The unexpected deployments of airbags might have caused by the degradation of the side impact sensor connector pins, stated the car company.
According to CBS 12, Nissan has said that the dealers will install a new jumper and replace the side impact sensors for free of cost to compensate for the faulty car parts. Although, there have been only a few incidents reported where the airbags didn't deploy properly and there has not been any accident reported of the passengers, Nissan is recalling its units for safety purpose. Last year also the company had to recall millions of its cars due to the same problem.
Nissan group has assured the customers that it's working on the fix of airbag and sensor problems so that the users don't face any risk of physical injuries.
As per Fox 8, the car owners are being encouraged to contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 for queries regarding the product recall.