The most recent proof of the lingering results of Takata Corp.’s airbag inflator disaster comes by means of Nissan, which right now issued a recall for a choose group of practically 4,000 model-year 2002-06 Sentra compact sedans. The automaker says it’s issuing the recall to automobiles with passenger airbags that had been beforehand inspected and should have been launched with out changing the non-desiccated Takata airbag inflator.
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Some mannequin years for the affected Sentras had been a part of Nissan’s preliminary wave of Takata-related remembers in 2015 that included greater than 1,000,000 autos. That recall was outdated in January by a brand new recall for autos that had been utilizing interim substitute airbag inflators.
“The particular Sentra autos in scope of this recall had been inspected below the earlier remembers,” mentioned Nissan spokesperson Wendy Payne by way of electronic mail. “Nonetheless, they could have been misdiagnosed as having one other kind of airbag and incorrectly launched with out changing the Takata SPI inflator.”
The motion requires sellers to re-inspect the automotive and, if obligatory, substitute the inflator.
“The inflator substitute will not be required if the seller inspection determines a distinct kind of airbag is put in,” Payne famous. In different phrases, in case your Sentra was accurately identified as having a Takata inflator the primary time round, your automotive ought to have already got a substitute and nothing will change. If, nevertheless, your Sentra was misdiagnosed initially, you may nonetheless be driving round with a Takata inflator that wants substitute. Both manner, it’s crucial to get your Sentra checked prior to later.
The recall is predicted to start Jan. 5. Homeowners with additional questions can name Nissan at 800-867-7669, the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to its web site to test their automobile identification quantity and be taught extra.
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