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2012 NISSAN VERSA RECALL (AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE)

Make: Nissan
Model Year: 2012
Model: VERSA
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V449000
Component: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 515,394
Owner Notified Date: N/A
Report Received Date: 07/17/2017
Record Creation Date: 07/19/2017

2012 Nissan VERSA DEFECT SUMMARY

Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2007-2011 Versa Sedan and 2007-2012 Versa Hatchback vehicles. The affected vehicles have a driver frontal air bag inflator that may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to moderate absolute humidity, temperatures, and temperature cycling.

2012 Nissan VERSA DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

2012 Nissan VERSA RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the subject inflator with a new one manufactured by a different supplier, free of charge. Remedy parts are not currently available. An interim owner notification letter will be sent by the end of September 2017, followed by a second letter when remedy parts are available. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.
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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