Nissan, Infiniti Recall More Than 300,000 Vehicles Due To Defective Airbags

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Nissan is recalling almost 346,000 vehicles to replace airbag inflators that could explode and throw shrapnel.

The Takata-made front passenger inflators are part of the last recall related to a 2015 settlement between the now-bankrupt company and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Since 2015, about 70 million Takata airbag inflators in the U.S. have been recalled as part of a phased approach, which represents the largest series of automotive recalls in U.S. history.

Recalled vehicles:

  • 2001 through 2003 Nissan Maximas
  • 2002 through 2006 Nissan Sentras
  • 2002 through 2004 Nissan Pathfinders
  • 2007 through 2011 Nissan Versas
  • 2001 through 2004 Infiniti I30 and I35s
  • 2002 through 2003 Infiniti QX4s
  • 2003 through 2008 Infiniti FX35 and FX45s
  • 2006 through 2010 Infiniti M35 and M45s.

The Takata inflators have been tied to at least 25 deaths world-wide and hundreds of injuries. About 100 million inflators are being recalled globally.

Owners will be notified of the recall and dealers will replace the inflators starting Feb. 10 at no cost.

Consumers can check if their car is affected at the NHTSA's website.

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