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Nissan recalls 5 models for air bag problem

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 04:17 a.m. HST, Mar 14, 2013

DETROIT » Nissan is recalling five of its 2013 models in the U.S. because a faulty sensor can permanently turn off the front-seat passenger air bag.

The recall covers the Altima midsize car, as well as the Leaf electric car, Pathfinder SUV and the Sentra compact. Also covered is the Infiniti JX35 SUV.

The Altima is Nissan's top-selling car with 49,000 sold this year.

Nissan says in documents filed with safety regulators that it hasn't determined the number of vehicles affected by the recall.

Front passenger seats have sensors that determine the passenger's weight and turn off air bags off if a child is on board. The malfunctioning sensors can turn the air bags off permanently.

Nissan says its dealers will inspect the sensors in April and replace them free of charge if necessary.

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Oahuan wrote:
I had the same problem with my 2003 Frontier and I called them and they didn't do jack. They wanted me to pay them $2,000 to fix the problem. I sold the truck and bought a Honda Pilot. I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER NISSAN!!! BUYERS BEWARE!!
on March 13,2013 | 07:32PM
onevoice82 wrote:
I have owned a Nissan Sentra for 25 years and all I really do is change the muffler every 5 years. Some times you get lucky and sometimes not. Most car companies are the same.
on March 13,2013 | 10:19PM
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