2013 Nissan SENTRA Air Bags Sensor Occupant Classification Recall

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2013 Nissan SENTRA Air Bags Sensor Occupant Classification Recall

 NHTSA Recall #112060
NHTSA Compaign #16V242000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerNissan North America, Inc.
 SupplierNISSAN
 BrandNISSAN
 ModelSENTRA
 Model Year2013
 ComponentAIR BAGS:SENSOR:OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION
 Date of notification13/06/16
 Begin date of manufacuring04/06/12
 End date of manufacturing09/04/16
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorODI
 Report received26/04/16
 Report created26/04/16
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units645898
 Defect summaryNissan north america, inc. (nissan) is recalling certain model year 2013-2016 sentra vehicles manufactured june 4, 2012, to april 9, 2016. The front passenger seat belt bracket may become deformed if it is used to secure a child restraint system (crs). The deformed seat bracket may cause the occupant classification system (ocs) to incorrectly classify the installed crs, resulting in the front passenger air bag to not be turned off as designed when a crs is in the seat.
 Consequence summaryIf the frontal passenger air bag deploys in the event of a crash when a child seat is installed in the front passenger seat, there will be an increased risk of injury to the child in the crs.
 Corrective actionNissan will notify owners, and dealers will reinforce the seat belt bracket as well as reprogram the air bag control unit (acu) and ocs electronic control unit (ecu), free of charge. The recall began on june 13, 2016. Owners are warned not to install a crs in the front seat. Owners may contact nissan customer service at 1-800-867-7669.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

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