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2002 NISSAN MAXIMA RECALL (AIR BAGS)

Make: Nissan
Model Year: 2002
Model: MAXIMA
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V287000
Component: AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 1,090,569
Owner Notified Date: 06/15/2015
Report Received Date: 05/15/2015
Record Creation Date: 05/15/2015

2002 Nissan MAXIMA DEFECT SUMMARY

Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2001-2003 Nissan Maxima, 2002-2004 Pathfinder, 2002-2006 Sentra, 2002-2003 Infiniti QX4 and I35, 2003-2005 FX35 and FX45, and 2001 I30 vehicles. Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

2002 Nissan MAXIMA DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.

2002 Nissan MAXIMA RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began on June 15, 2015. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261. Note: This recall addresses vehicles that were not included in the regional recalls of 14V-701 and 15V-226. Those two recall campaigns address vehicles sold or ever registered in certain areas of high absolute humidity. This recall addresses the remainder of the vehicles sold or registered in the remainder of the U.S. and its territories.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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