NHTSA Safety Recall Update – May 29, 2015

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Here it is – the first in the next wave of Takata airbag related safety recalls. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has entered into an agreement with Takata that involves the recall of an additional 34 million vehicles, including around 250,000 Nissan models.


Nissan is “getting out of the gate early” with this recall that includes over a 250,000 vehicles. Log onto frequently to get the latest in NHTSA safety recalls, automotive news and views, and listings on millions of new and used vehicles. There is even an app that will keep you apprised of price drops and other pertinent information about vehicles that you choose to follow.

Remember to look inside of the driver door jamb (most vehicles) to find the production date (Month/Year) of your vehicle. This information can help you to determine whether or not your ride is currently under a manufacturer’s safety recall.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V287000
Nissan Recall Campaign Number: 14V-701 and 15V-226

Vehicles Affected: Certain 2004 Nissan Pathfinder vehicles manufactured from January 6, 2004 through July 19, 2004 and 2004-2006 Nissan Sentra vehicles manufactured from January 7, 2004 through August 26, 2006. Approximately 263,692 vehicles are expected for inclusion in this extensive safety recall campaign.

Cause: Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture and propel metal fragments inside of the passenger compartment.

Concern: In the event of a motor vehicle crash, necessitating deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the vehicle occupants.

Correction: Nissan will notify owners with specific instructions for contacting qualified dealers that will replace the passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on June 15, 2015. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.

NOTE: This recall addresses vehicles that were not included in the regional recalls of 14V-701 and 15V-226. Those two recall campaigns address vehicles sold or ever registered in certain areas of high absolute humidity. This recall addresses the remainder of the vehicles sold or registered in the remainder of the U.S. and its territories.

S.M. Darby

S.M. Darby

I am a freelance author with over 25 years of experience as a professional, ASE certified automotive technician and shop owner, muscle car enthusiast, avid street racer, and classic car restoration specialist.

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