Nissan recalls 226,000 vehicles over faulty airbags

Nissan recalls 226,000 vehicles over faulty airbags

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Auto industry debacle continues as Nissan recalls its vehicles.

Japanese auto giant Nissan has recalled more than 226,000 additional vehicles citing an air bag defect. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on July 26, 2014 said that the Nissan North America Inc. is recalling its infinity, Maxima, Sentra and Pathfinder models manufactured between 2002 to 2004.

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Nissan is not the first company to be affected by the air bag defect, faulty air bags have prompted recalls by popular brands like BMW, Ford, Honda, Chrysler, Toyota and Mazda. The air bag systems have been manufactured by Takata Corp which is a Tokyo based supplier of car parts.

The actual problem reported is that the bag inflators can burst causing the metal fragments to fly out when air bags are deployed during crashes. This is likely to cause serious injuries to the passengers.

Brian Brockman, a representative for Nissan said that the company is not aware of any accidents or injuries caused due to the defect. The latest recall of 226,326 cars is in addition to the previous recall and brings the total number of cars recalled to 664,628.

Nissan is expected to begin its recall process on August 11, 2014. Customers can have their faulty inflators replaced by dealers free of cost.

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