A total of 4,520 Nissan Leaf and Sentra vehicles are being recalled to address an issue with their passenger airbags.
According to NHTSA, the wiring harness connector may detach from the passenger airbag, and if the connector is unfastened, the dual-stage passenger airbag may not deploy in the case of an accident. The affected Leaf and Sentra vehicles are from the 2016 model year with 182 Leafs and 4,338 Sentras being recalled. The affected Leaf electric vehicles were manufactured from February 24, 2016 to March 23, 2016, while the Sentras were built from February 9, 2016 to March 4, 2016. The Japanese automaker has issued a stop-sale order on the affected vehicles as well.
To resolve the issue, dealers will inspect the wiring harness connector to ensure that it is properly connected. If necessary, the main body harness will be replaced, as well as the passenger airbag module. No accidents or injuries related to the issue have been reported and the recall will begin later this month.
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