Recall: Nearly a Million 2013-2014 Nissan and Infiniti Vehicles Affected

By Matthew Askari | March 26, 2014
Nissan is recalling nearly a million vehicles from the 2013-2014 model years, including its popular midsize sedan, the Nissan Altima. Of the 989,701 vehicles being recalled, 544,139 are 2013-2014 Altima sedans. Other affected vehicles include the Leaf, Pathfinder, and Sentra, 2013 NV200--the van used for the Taxi of Tomorrow campaign--Infiniti JX35, and 2014 Q50 and QX60 models. The affected models have faulty passenger seat sensors, which affect the airbag activation. Issue: On the affected Nissan and Infiniti models, in certain instances the occupant classification system (OCS) may not work properly. If the car doesn't recognize that an adult is actually seated in the passenger seat, the airbag won't be activated, increasing the risk of injury in an accident. Fix: Nissan will notify owners of affected models, and dealers will update the faulty software at no charge. The recall is expected to begin mid-April. Owners may contact Nissan directly at 1-800-647-7261, or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or at Source: NHTSA