Recall Roundup: 2013-2014 Chevrolet Camaro, 2014 Nissan Pathfinder

By | October 31, 2013
Both Nissan and Chevrolet have announced recalls relating to airbag safety, and while Nissan may only be recalling 2,310 vehicles, Chevrolet is recalling almost 20,000 vehicles. Camaro coupes manufactured between June 9, 2013, and September 6, 2013, along with Nissan Pathfinders with almond-colored interiors manufactured from July 25, 2013, to September 5, 2013, have made the cut. Chevrolet's recall involves the required air bag warning label on the sun visor that may fall off, which doesn't comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208 "Occupant Crash Protection." If this label were to detach from the visor, the driver and passenger may be unaware of airbag deployment risks. This could increase the chance of injury in the event of an accident.
Nissan has announced its recall for an improper cut on the instrument panel tear seam on the passenger frontal airbag in light-colored 2014 Pathfinder interiors. This may cause the airbag to deploy incorrectly, or not at all. In the event of an accident that would cause the airbag to deploy, the risk of injury increases.
Both Chevrolet and Nissan will notify owners via mail, and the dealers will replace the sun visors for the Camaro and the affected instrument panel on the Pathfinder at no cost to the owners. Chevrolet's recall has already started, while Nissan's is expected to start in November. GM and Nissan are available for contact by phone at (800) 521-7300 with recall campaign number 13284 for the Camaro, and (800) 647-7261 for the Pathfinder, respectively. The NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline is also available for contact by phone at (888) 327-4236 or online at Source: NHTSA