Nissan is issuing a massive recall due to faulty air bags that affects over 1 million cars in the U.S. and abroad.
The recall affects SUVs and vans with defective seat sensors that could prevent air bags from inflating during a crash. The company is notifying vehicle owners of the problem and dealers will update the software for free starting in mid-April.
Nissan filed documents with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration saying that some of these vehicles may not detect an adult in the passenger seat. This prevents the air bags from inflating.
The vehicles affected by the recall include the Altima midsize car, Leaf electric car, Pathfinder SUV and Sentra compact models from the 2013 and 2014 model years. It also affects the NV200 Taxi van and Infiniti JX35 SUV from 2013, as well as the Infiniti QX60 and Q50 SUVs from 2014.
990,000 U.S. vehicles are affected by the recall. Another 60,000 vehicles in Canada and smaller amounts in other countries are also affected.
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