Nissan Motor Co. said it will recall 989,701 vehicles including 29,165 LEAF EVs in North America to fix a software problem that could deactivate the airbags.
In documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Nissan says the vehicles’ computer software may not detect an adult in the passenger seat. If that happens, the air bags won’t inflate.
Nissan will notify owners and dealers will update the software for free. The recall is expected to start in mid-April.
The other Nissan vehicles are:
2013-2014 Nissan Altima (544,139)
2013-2014 Nissan Pathfinder (124,202)
2013-2014 Nissan Sentra (182,569)
2013 NV200/Taxi (6,696)
2013 Infiniti JX35/ 2014 QX60 (63,698)
2014 Infiniti Q50 (unspecified)
Nissan provided a detailed chronology indicating that it has been investigating reports of the problem since last spring, conducted a recall for a different problem then, but continued to see warranty claims. It has been investigating anew last August, is aware of two incidents and determined the latest issue as software requiring a recall.