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Nissan confirms over one million cars recalled in North America

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On Wednesday, Nissan announced a recall on 1.05 million vehicles in North America ― including 60,000 in Canada ― due to a software glitch that could inadvertently disable the front passenger airbag.

The recall campaign will start in mid-April, and a Nissan spokesman told AFP that the number of affected vehicles worldwide could go up in the next few weeks.

Owners of the following models may be at risk:
  • 2013-2014 Nissan Altima
  • 2013-2014 Nissan LEAF
  • 2013-2014 Nissan Pathfinder
  • 2013-2014 Nissan Sentra
  • 2013 Nissan NV200
  • 2013 Infiniti JX35
  • 2014 Infiniti Q50
In some cases, the Occupant Detection System may fail to recognize an adult sitting in the front passenger seat and prevent the airbag from deploying in a crash as a result.

Nissan reports two related incidents, although numerous complaints have been filed by customers who claim that the airbag indicator didn't light up.

Almost a year ago, Nissan Canada recalled 84,503 vehicles due to a front passenger airbag that may deploy with excessive force and rip apart, leading to possible injuries.

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