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2014 NISSAN LEAF RECALL (AIR BAGS:FRONTAL)

Make: Nissan
Model Year: 2014
Model: LEAF
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V138000
Component: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 989,701
Owner Notified Date: N/A
Report Received Date: 03/25/2014
Record Creation Date: 03/25/2014

2014 Nissan LEAF DEFECT SUMMARY

Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Altima, LEAF, Pathfinder, and Sentra, model year 2013 NV200 (aka Taxi) and Infiniti JX35 and model year 2014 Infiniti Q50 and QX60 vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the occupant classification system (OCS) software may incorrectly classify the passenger seat as empty, when it is occupied by an adult.

2014 Nissan LEAF DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

If the OCS does not detect an adult occupant in the passenger seat, the passenger airbag would be deactivated. Failure of the passenger airbag to deploy during a crash (where deployment is warranted) could increase the risk of injury to the passenger.

2014 Nissan LEAF RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will update the OCS software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in mid-April 2014. Owners may contact Nissan 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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