SAFETY: Nissan Recalls More Than Three Million Vehicles

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To find out whether (or not) your ride is currently under a safety recall, visit the NHTSA website and type in your vehicle identification number (VIN). The VIN can be best read by standing outside the vehicle and looking through the lower left (driver’s) corner of the front windshield. It has 17-characters and is stamped or etched on a metal tab affixed to the dash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V244000
2017 Infiniti QX60Nissan Recall Campaign Number:

Vehicles Affected: Certain 2016-2017 Nissan Maxima, 2013-2016 Nissan Altima, NV200, LEAF and Sentra, 2013-2017 Nissan Pathfinder, 2014-2016 Nissan NV200 Taxi, Infiniti QX60 and Q50, 2014-2017 Nissan Rogue, 2015-2016 Nissan Murano, Chevrolet City Express and 2013 Infiniti JX35 vehicles. Approximately 3,177,645 are expected for inclusion in this recall campaign.

Cause:

In these vehicles, the front seat passenger Occupant Classification System (OCS) may incorrectly classify an adult passenger as a child or classify the seat as empty despite it being occupied. As a result, the passenger frontal air bag may be turned off and not deploy in the event of a crash.

Concern:

If the passenger frontal air bag does not deploy as intended in the event of a motor vehicle crash, the passenger is at an increased risk of injury.

Correction:

Nissan will notify their owners. Chevrolet City Express owners will be notified by General Motors. Dealers will reprogram the Air Bag Control Unit (ACU) and OCS Electronic Control Unit (ECU) in Altima, Maxima, Murano, Rogue, and Sentra vehicles, and replace the OCS ECU in LEAF, NV200, NV200 Taxi, Pathfinder, Infiniti Q50, JX35, and QX60 and Chevrolet City Express vehicles, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-867-7669, Infiniti customer service at 1-888-833-3216 or Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V240000
2014 Dodge ChargerFiat-Chrysler recall Campaign Number: S27

Vehicles Affected: Certain 2012-2014 Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 vehicles manufactured from February 15, 2011 through November 27, 2014 and 2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured from July 16, 2012 through December 22, 2015. Approximately 811,586 vehicles are expected for inclusion in this recall campaign.

Cause: 

The affected vehicles, equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission and a mono-stable gear selector, may not adequately warn the driver when driver’s door is opened and the vehicle is not in PARK, allowing them to exit the vehicle while the vehicle is still in gear.

Concern:

Drivers thinking that their vehicle’s transmission is in the PARK position may be struck by the vehicle and injured if they attempt to get out of the vehicle while the engine is running and the parking brake is not engaged.

Correction:

FCA will notify owners with specific instructions for contacting qualified dealers that will update the vehicle software to mitigate the risk of vehicle rollaway, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V242000

2016 Nissan SentraNissan Recall Campaign Number:

Vehicles Affected: Certain 2013-2016 Nissan Sentra vehicles manufactured from June 13, 2012 through April 14, 2016. Approximately 622,110 vehicles are expected for inclusion in this recall campaign.

Cause:

The front passenger seat belt bracket may become deformed if it is used to secure a Child Restraint System (CRS). The deformed seat bracket may cause the Occupant Classification System (OCS) to incorrectly classify the installed CRS, resulting in the front passenger air bag to not be turned off as designed when a CRS is in the seat.

Concern:

If the frontal passenger air bag deploys, in the event of a motor vehicle crash when a child seat is installed in the front passenger seat, there will be an increased risk of injury to the child in the CRS.

Correction:

Nissan will notify owners with detailed instructions for contacting qualified dealers that will reinforce the seat belt bracket as well as reprogram the Air Bag Control Unit (ACU) and OCS Electronic Control Unit (ECU), free of charge. The remedy is not yet available. Owners will be mailed an interim notification by the end of June 2016 and will be sent a second letter when the remedy is available. Owners are warned not to install a CRS in the front seat. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-867-7669.

 

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S.M. Darby

S.M. Darby

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