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Nissan Recalling G35 Infinitis for Airbag Failures

A wire harness connector can open circuit.

by on May.10, 2010

The Toyota effect? A recall is announced without a customer plan in place.

Nissan is recalling more than 134,000 model year 2005 through 2007 Infiniti G35 sedans and Infiniti G35 coupes for the potential failure of the passenger side airbag.

It is just the latest example of ongoing  electronic problems in automobiles.

A wire connector for the belt tension sensor (BTS) and the occupant detection sensor (ODS) control unit under the front passenger seat can move, which can cause wear and oxidization of the terminals. As a result, the electrical signal may be impeded.

If the signal interruption is detected, the passenger air bag will not deploy. If this occurred, the (red) supplemental air bag warning light would flash and the (amber) front passenger air bag status light would illuminate to alert the driver that the passenger air bag is not operating.

In the event of an accident, the airbag will not deploy, thereby increasing the risk of injury.

Nissan has not provided NHTSA with a plan or notification schedule. After the NHTSA fine of $16.4 million to Toyota for failure to inform the agency in a timely manner, it is likely that more recalls such as this one will be announced before the maker has a customer plan in place.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to NHTSA Campaign ID number: 10V175

Nissan and Infiniti Recall 140,000 Vehicles for Flats

Owners ignore tire pressure monitoring system at their peril.

by on Oct.12, 2009

Ignore the warning light and a sudden flat could occur.

Ignore the light and a sudden flat could occur.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today announced that Nissan and Infiniti are recalling vehicles for corrosion problems that could lead to sudden flat tires.

It is a partial recall covering only vehicles originally sold or registered in the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington D.C., West Virginia And Wisconsin.

Recall News!

Recall News!

Nissan told NHTSA that the material in the nut used to secure the sensor-transmitter of the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) may corrode and potentially crack in areas with heavy concentrations of road salt. If this occurs, the nut may come out of the sensor-transmitter and a warning lamp will illuminate.