Nissan Motor Co. announced on March 26, 2014 that they would be recalling 1,053,479 vehicles because the passenger air bags could fail to deploy. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 989,701 of the affected vehicles were sold in the U.S.
Were you injured in an accident as a passenger of one of these recalled vehicles? Did you or someone you love suffer due to a defective air bag?
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Vehicles Recalled by Nissan
Nissan has recalled the following makes and models:
- 2013-2014 Altima
- 2013-2014 Sentra
- 2013-2014 Pathfinder
- 2013-2014 Leaf
- 2014 NV 200
- 2013 Infiniti JX35
- 2014 Infiniti Q50
- 2014 Infiniti QX60
The product liability lawyers at Phillips Law Group are ready to take your case whether you were injured as a passenger, lost a loved one, or own one of these defective vehicles. We believe that you deserve compensation for your injuries and the dangerous conditions you or your loved ones were exposed to.
Faulty Air Bags
According to the NHTSA, the affected vehicles computer software may not detect an adult in the passenger seat. In the event of an accident, if a passenger is not detected then the air bag will not deploy. Passengers in these affected vehicles are at an increased risk of suffering serious injuries during an accident.
Did Nissan Know About the Problem?
In 2013, Nissan recalled more than 80,000 vehicles due to a similar issue. According to reports, there have been three accident reports in which the air bags failed to deploy. Although Nissan had recalled and repaired many vehicles, they continued to receive complaints from consumers including those who had their vehicles repaired.
Nissan will begin notifying affected owners by mid-April and intends to repair the vehicles software free of charge.
Contact our Product Liability Attorneys
If you or someone you love has been injured due to any of these defective vehicles, contact the defective product lawyers at Phillips Law Group. Our attorneys can help you determine what your legal rights are and if you are entitled to compensation.
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