Quality issues continue to plague some Japanese automakers as Nissan Motor Co. and Honda Motor Co. announced recalls for the second time this month. Nissan is recalling more than 123,300 2013 Altimas while Honda is doing the same with 2012 and 2013 Fit Sports. For Honda, it’s the fourth recall this year.
This latest recall marks the second time this month Nissan and Honda have issued recalls although the earlier notice was for a supplier-related issue. The two makers joined Toyota and Mazda to recall 3.4 million vehicles for defective airbag systems manufactured by Takata Corp., because they could catch fire or inadvertently inflate injuring passengers.
Due to a manufacturing defect in the propellant for the inflator, the airbag for the front passenger seat may not inflate correctly. The systems were manufactured at Takata’s factory in Mexico.