Nissan Recalls 2012 Nissan Altima and NV Van For Air Bag Control Unit Issue

About a month ago we presented you the 2012 prices for Nissan Altima Sedan And Coupe. Well, for a two-week period this year, the Japanese carmaker, Nissan apparently incorrectly assembled the air bag control unit in both the 2012 Altima and the 2012 NV work van and this ended, as expected with a recall.

According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which today announced a small recall of the 2012 Altima and the 2012 NV models, the potential number of vehicles affected is 54.

“NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 NISSAN ALTIMA VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 15, 2011, THROUGH JUNE 21, 2011 AND MODEL YEAR 2012 NISSAN NV VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 23, 2011, THROUGH JUNE 28, 2011 BECAUSE THE AIR BAG CONTROL UNIT (ACU) WAS ASSEMBLED INCORRECTLY.”

In the worst case scenario the affected acu will not operate as designed and this issue “MAY CAUSE THE AIR BAGS NOT TO INFLATE IN A CRASH WHEN THEY ARE DESIGNED TO INFLATE. THIS COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY” in a crash.

Still, this latest problem should be easy to fix, given some of the major Altima recalls Nissan has had to deal with in the past – hundreds of thousands in 2007 and 20.000 Altimas Just a few weeks ago due suspension bolt. According to NHTSA, the Japanese automaker will replace the air bag control units free of charge starting on or around August 22.

Source: NHTSA
Photo credit: Nissan

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