Nissan Recalls Almost 1M Vehicles for Airbag Glitch

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande
The 2014 Nissan Altima Sedan is available in seven well-equipped models Dj the 2.5, 2.5 S, 2.5 SV and 2.5 SL featuring a 182-horsepower 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder and the 3.5 S, 3.5 SV and 3.5 SL with a standard 270-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine. Every 2014 Altima is equipped with a standard Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable…

If you bought a Nissan vehicle from the 2013 or 2014 model year, there’s a good chance your car is being recalled.

Nissan said today that it plans to call back 989,701 vehicels because of a software problem that might deacivate the airbags. A document filed with the NHTSA shows that affected Nissan vehicles may have a software defect that will incorrectly identify an ocupied seat as empty. The comapny says it hasn’t recieved any reports of accidents related to the problem. A long list of vehicles from both Nissan and Infiniti ranging from the 2013 and 2014 model years are affected by the campaign.

The 2013 Nissan NV200, 2013 to 2014 Pathfinder, Sentra, Leaf and Altima fall under the recall. So do the 2013 Infiniti JX35 and 2014 QX60 along with the 2014 Q50.

Nissan will update the software in vehicles affected by the recall through its dealer network free of charge. For perspective, the number of vehicles being recalled is equal to 68 percent of Nissan and Infiniti’s combined sales from 2013 through February, 2014.

News of the recall comes directly in the wake of Toyota being hit with a record-breaking $1.2 billlion fine for covering up unintentionally accelerating vehicles. GM is currently being held under a microscope by the U.S. government for failing to recall 1.7 million vehicles with faulty ignition switches that led to at least 12 deaths.

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Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

Luke is an energetic automotive journalist who spends his time covering industry news and crawling the internet for the latest breaking story. When he isn't in the office, Luke can be found obsessively browsing used car listings, drinking scotch at his favorite bar and dreaming of what to drive next, though the list grows a lot faster than his bank account. He's always on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> looking for a good car conversation. Find Luke on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Luke on Google+" href="">Google+</A>.

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