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Nissan Now Included in Takata Airbag Recall

May 11, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nissan announced the international automaker would recall more than 215.000 vehicles as a result of the ongoing Takata airbag recall campaign. reports that Nissan's recall campaign centers on two Takata airbag failures. Some airbags in Nissan's autos fail to open. Still, other Takata airbags that were installed in Nissan's vehicles during the manufacturing process explode when deploying. *

Takata airbags necessitated the largest auto recall in history due to fault airbag design. The design failure caused the components of the airbag inflator system to break apart at extremely high speeds. The explosion propelled debris through the inflated airbag and into the face, head, and torso of the driver of the auto nvolved in the accident. Dozens of people were killed by shrapnel from the exploding airbag. The people who survived the exploding airbags sustained horrific injuries such as lacerations to the face and head, disfigurement, blindness, and other injuries. Not only did the severe lacerations require surgical repairs, but the wounds also left unsightly scarring. Additionally, a person badly cut by shrapnel could bleed to death before medics arrive on the scene. Other victims of airbag failures suffered vision loss and hearing loss as well.

Nissan Models Recalled

The Nissan models recalled in this most recent recall program are:

  • The 2012 to 2017 NV Vans, in both Passenger and Cargo
  • 2013 to 2015 Nissan Titan and Armada Pickup Trucks and
  • 2011 and 2012 Infiniti QX56.

Takata airbag recall programs launched in 2008. Honda was the first vehicle manufacturer to announce a recall due to the Takata airbag dangers. Honda only recalled 4,000 cars at the time. The total amount of cars, trucks, and SUVs has reached almost 20 million. Takata filed for bankruptcy protection in the U.S. because of the massive recall.

Nissan explained that the problem requiring the latest recall stems from the asymmetric assembling of the propellant powder during the manufacturing process. Nissan has not received any complaints of injuries or deaths from the problem.

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