While recalls aren't an unfamiliar subject to automotive manufacturers, it's a tad more of an issue when a recall rolls out for hot-off-the-machines models, which is the case Nissan and its luxury division Infiniti. The manufacturer has recalled five of its 2013 models due to a safety issue, according to the NHTSA.
The reason for the recall is a sensor that could be faulty which would result in the front passenger's seat airbag not deploying when it is needed. Such an issue poses a potentially serious safety concern, and as a result the five affected models have been recalled. The number of vehicles that are being recalled is still being calculated.
The affected vehicles are comprised of the 2013 Nissan Altima sedan, the Nissan Sentra, the Nissan Pathfinder SUV, the 2013 Nissan Leaf EV, and the 2013 Infiniti division's JX35 luxury SUV crossover. The information comes from data posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The faulty sensor's discovery was made when Nissan observed airbag warning lights at one of its automotive plants, as well as warranty claims being made. The problem was traced back to the sensor's supplier, which altered the process it uses to make the sensors. Those with the affected vehicles will begin receiving notifications in April.
[via USA Today]