Nissan Motor Co. has announced that 1,053,479 cars and trucks will be recalled from the market because the passenger airbags could fail to deploy.
Were you injured in an accident as a passenger of one of these recalled Nissan vehicles? Did you experience airbag failure?
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Recalled Nissan Vehicles
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Nissan, the following vehicles are being recalled:
- 2013-2014 Altima
- 2013-2014 Sentra
- 2013-2014 Pathfinder
- 2013-2014 Leaf
- 2014 NV 200
- 2013 Infiniti JX35
- 2014 Infiniti Q50
- 2014 Infiniti QX60
The class action lawyers at Lewis & Keller are ready to help you determine if you may be entitled to compensation for injuries or potential harm you were exposed to in one of the defective Nissan models.
The Dangers of Faulty Airbags
According to Nissan, the affected vehicles’ computer software may not detect an adult in the passenger seat which could lead to the failure of airbag deployment. During an accident, if an airbag does not deploy the passenger is at an increased risk of suffering non-fatal or fatal injuries.
Did Nissan Know About the Airbags?
In 2013, more than 82,000 Nissan vehicles were recalled because of a similar issue. Although the defective parts were replaced, the auto manufacturer continued to receive complaints from consumers, even in vehicles that had been repaired. According to documents on file with the NHTSA, there have been approximately three accidents in which the airbags failed to deploy.
Nissan will be notifying affected vehicle owners around mid-April and will repair the software free of charge. Approximately 989,707 of the affected vehicles were sold in the U.S.
Contact our Class Action Lawyers Today
At Lewis & Keller, our class action lawsuit attorneys have represented many individuals who have been seriously injured due to a hazardous or defective product. Nissan’s recall affects nearly 1 million Americans who were put at risk due to the corporation’s failure to act quickly and remove the dangerous vehicles from the market.