2016 Nissan SENTRA Air Bags Sensor Occupant Classification Recall

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2016 Nissan SENTRA Air Bags Sensor Occupant Classification Recall

 NHTSA Recall #119691
NHTSA Compaign #16V244000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerNissan North America, Inc.
 Model Year2016
 Date of notification10/06/16
 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 units3296947
 Defect summaryNissan north america, inc. (nissan) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 nissan maxima, 2013-2016 nissan altima, nv200, leaf, sentra, and pathfinder, 2014-2016 nissan nv200 taxi, infiniti qx60, qx60 hybrid, and q50 hybrid, 2014-2017 nissan rogue and infiniti q50, 2015-2016 nissan murano, murano hybrid, and chevrolet city express, 2014-2015 nissan pathfinder hybrid, and 2013 infiniti jx35 vehicles. In these vehicles, the front seat passenger occupant classification system (ocs) may incorrectly classify an adult passenger as a child or classify the seat as empty despite it being occupied. As a result, the passenger frontal air bag may be turned off and not deploy in the event of a crash.
 Consequence summaryIf the passenger frontal air bag does not deploy as intended in the event of a crash, the passenger is at an increased risk of injury.
 Corrective actionNissan will notify their owners. Chevrolet city express owners will be notified by general motors. Dealers will reprogram the air bag control unit (acu) and ocs electronic control unit (ecu) in altima, maxima, murano, rogue, and sentra vehicles, and replace the ocs ecu in leaf, nv200, nv200 taxi, pathfinder, infiniti q50, jx35, and qx60 and chevrolet city express vehicles, free of charge. Interim notices were sent to owners on may 31, 2016. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact nissan customer service at 1-800-867-7669, infiniti customer service at 1-888-833-3216 or chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

  • What is Recall?

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