Nissan Motor Co Ltd. announced on Friday that 3.53 million vehicles will be recalled to address a problem with passenger side air bags. Most of the affected vehicles were sold in the United States.
The company indicated that sensors in the vehicle may malfunction, resulting in the air bags failing to properly deploy.
This is the fourth Nissan recall since 2013 concerning technology used to identify adult front seat passengers. The issue involves the system misidentifying adult passengers as either a child or an unoccupied seat. As a result of the improper classification, an air bag may fail to deploy during a crash. Nissan reported that there have been three injuries but no fatalities related to the problem.
The recall involves the 2013-2017 model year Nissan Altima, Leaf, Maxima, Murano, Rogue, NV200, NV Taxi, Pathfinder, Sentra and the Infiniti JX35/QX60, and Q50. The 2015-2016 Chevrolet City Express, built for General Motors by Nissan, is also included affected.
Nissan also announced that 622,110 Sentras included in this recall are part of a second recall involving passenger seat belt brackets. Nissan dealers will reinforce the brackets to ensure that they do not become deformed when used with child restraint systems.