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Several Nissan models are experiencing airbag sensor problems

Nissan is recalling almost one million cars to fix the faulty sensors

After recall notices for several models of Toyota, Volkswagen, GM motors and BMW, now Nissan is issuing a recall notice for its several models including Altima, Leaf, Pathfinder and Sentra on an airbag sensor problem, reported in United State.

Nissan-Recall

Nissan-Recall

Airbag sensors are experiencing airbag deploying issues and sometimes unable to deploy passenger airbags in the case of a crash. This issue was filed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration last week.

In order to overcome this serious issue and apply a fix, Nissan is recalling over 1 million cars worldwide and just under a million units from U.S only. Nissan said that the recall notice will include 2013-2014 Nissan Altima, Leaf, Pathfinder and Sentara. There are several luxury models included in the list and these are 2013 NV200 and Infiniti JX35 along with QX60 and Q50.

High engine vibrations while idling and unnatural seating posture are responsible for this problem, said Nissan. These common problems are confusing the sensor and cause sensor shut-off that disable the passenger airbags. The occupant-detection sensor in the front seat processes pressure and deactivates the airbag in case the seat is empty or a child is up front. The recall increases and redirects the airbag sensors evoke filed in February 2013 for 82,038 Nissan models apart from the NV200.

Nissan-Air-Bag-system

Nissan-Air-Bag-system

In June 2013, Nissan said it still received warranty claims for defective airbag sensors and thought that the hitches were due to awkward sitting arrangements of people where they try to sit in outlandish poses. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration afterwards warned Nissan for airbag complaints, and after more exploration the automaker found in a minimum of seven cases where the passenger airbag fails to deploy because the sensor traced the seat as vacant. Nissan bought back four out of those seven vehicles from owners and by February a software update is announced to the airbag sensor for all cars.

Nissan will reprogram the airbag sensor from mid April to enhanced sense idle vibrations and various other seating positions. If you own one of the recalled models of Nissan, you must contact your local dealership for details.

Nissan Altima 2013 Review

Altima – Nissan’s best seller of 2013

Nissan Altima is a best-selling model for 2013 with its top sales of 2,95,907 cars through November 2013. Nissan is giving more attention on developing competitive family saloons and mid-sized vehicles. The Altima has been more than seven percent changed and redesigned for its 2014 model. The all new Altima is much more fuel efficient car and has well equipped interior blessed with zero gravity seats inside for utmost comfort levels among its rivals. Most significant modifications include an introduction of cutting-edge technologies, sport and audio option packages and some interior and exterior changes in shape. If you buy a four cylinder family saloon thinking that it can’t return sporty performance then you are wrong because the Altima makes it happen with the help of an adequate power from 3.5 litre Nissan engine and it returns 33 plus miles in a gallon of fuel. Comfort levels are very good and SV trim of Altima is equipped with performance tyres and rims, 2.5 litres four cylinder engine carry out a 182-horsepower and returns 27 mpg in the city areas and 38mpg on the motorway while 3.5 litres engine gives 270 bhp and a 3.5 litre V6 engine is also very good and returns a 22 mpg in the city areas and 31 on motorway and the power transmission is standard for all models with continuously variable automatic transmission. All new Altima has also equipped with navigation control system on 2.5 SV and 3.5 SV however the Nissan Connect Multimedia system is also installed on these models.  Sport value package is also available on the 2.5 S model of Altima, 16-inches alloy wheels remote start and trunk lid spoiler is also available. Colour display, back up camera and USB port with satellite radio is standard on 3.5 S where satellite radio requires subscription.

Nissan Altima Interior 2013

Nissan Altima Interior