Defective Airbags Responsible for Recall of 990,000 Nissan Vehicles

March 31, 2014

Manufacturers of cars and trucks sold in the United States are required by law to test vehicle equipment for safety before vehicles are released to the public. Despite these regulations, Defective Vehicle Equipment still results in massive recalls.

Four models of vehicles by Nissan are subject to safety recalls due to problems with airbags.

According to an article from WWMT News, roughly 990,000 vehicles from the company’s Altima, Leaf, Pathfinder, and Sentra lines are affected by the recall. A taxi van model and two types of vehicles off the company’s Infiniti brand were also included in the list of recalled vehicles.

The investigation was launched after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration discovered computer systems may not recognize an adult riding in the passenger seat, which could lead to the airbags failing to deploy during accidents.

This information leaves many Nissan owners wondering what they should do. The Arkansas Personal Injury Lawyers with Rainwater, Holt & Sexton state having the defective parts or equipment replaced at a dealership is of utmost importance. If the recalled equipment was responsible for causing an accident that results in injuries, the firm suggests discussing your legal rights with an attorney as soon as possible.

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