NISSAN LEAF 2014: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Make : NISSAN Model : LEAF Year : 2014
Build Dates : 2012-11-21 - 2014-02-06
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 14V138000
Date Owner's Notified: 2014-04-14 Date Received by ODI: 2014-03-25 Date Added to Database: 2014-03-25
Manufacturers Involved: Nissan North America, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
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Component: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 989701
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.
Consequence:
      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.
Remedy:
      Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will update the OCS software, free of charge. The recall began on April 14, 2014. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      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.