Car manufacturers frequently share parts across different brands, including interior components like steering wheels. Often the only difference in these parts is the logo on the front. Glued on, these logos occasionally come loose or fall off, becoming a source of minor annoyance. However, in Nissan’s case, it’s the source of a new recall.
Recently, the NHTSA determined that the emblems on the driver’s airbag assembly can detach from some Nissan vehicles. As a result, it issued recall 23V-067 for the 2008 to 2011 Nissan Titan, Frontier, Xterra, Pathfinder, Armada, and 2008 to 2009 Nissan Quest. According to the NHTSA Safety Recall Report, the recall affected a total of 404,690 vehicles.
This issue is specific to the emblems provided by Autoliv for the models listed above. It is caused by the resin emblem, which could develop cracks and detach during airbag deployment, becoming a projectile and causing injury. No other Nissan or Infiniti vehicles are affected. The issue also does not appear to be related to the ongoing series of Takata airbag recalls, which have resulted in 24 deaths to date.
Nissan Currently Working On A Remedy
Nissan is currently working on a remedy and will send letters to owners of the affected vehicles by April 10, 2023, notifying them of the safety risk. Once a fix for the issue is available, Nissan will send out a second letter. In the meantime, owners may contact Nissan’s customer service at 1-800-867-7669. Nissan’s numbers for this recall are PC944, PC945, and PC946.
In December, Nissan recalled the 2017 Rogue in the United States to fix a potential problem involving a fire risk. The issue was related to a water leak that could corrode a wiring harness in the driver’s footwell. As a result, drivers could also experience problems with the operation of the driver’s power window or power seat or cause the AWD warning light to illuminate incorrectly.
Recalling in the automobile industry is common these days. Just last month, it was found out that rearview cameras in certain Ford and Lincoln SUVs could project a blue image instead of the actual goings-on behind the vehicle, according to a document from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). As a result, Ford recalled its Ford Explorer, Lincoln Aviator, and Lincoln Corsair, potentially affecting 382,759 vehicles.
A new Mercedes-Benz recall also affected nearly 125,000 cars. According to the company, the glass sunroof panel might not be appropriately secured on certain cars and could detach from the vehicle. The recall involves 123,696 C-Class, E-Class, CLK-Class, and CLS-Class models built from 2001 through 2011. It also includes the respective high-powered AMG variants.
According to documents submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the issue first came to Mercedes’ attention in December 2017. The automaker launched an initial investigation into claims. Mercedes discovered throughout the inquiry that the supplier had altered the sunroof’s manufacturing process over the years, changing the drying time for the glass sunroof’s bonding agent.