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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating the 2012 Nissan Versa for a possible defective airbag cable assembly. Some 100,000 Versa sedans may have cables that are pinched in the steering column, which could lead to the airbag not deploying, according to Automotive News.

Nissan notified NHTSA of the issue, though no complaints about the problem have yet been made. The investigation by NHTSA will help determine whether or not a recall is warranted.

The new Versa was already recalled in February for problems with its shifter assembly, whereby automatic-transmission-equipped cars could be shifted out of Park without the driver first depressing the brake pedal. To its credit, though, the Versa was named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in March.


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      BB79826
      • 2 Years Ago
      If you ever pass one in a parking lot, try and pull open the door handle. I have never felt chintzier door handles in my life!
        Jesus!
        • 2 Years Ago
        @BB79826
        I don't think taking a chance at what might look like an attempted car theft is a good idea. How bout just stop by a dealerhsip, pull a handle, have a good laugh, and roll on out in your Fiesta :)
      Willie
      • 2 Years Ago
      People must realize the Nissan Versa has always been a "cheap" car and sold as one. This is basically a vehicle for a person who wants good MPG and a cheap price tag but have a no attachment whatsoever to their car (or cars in general). They are just a means for safe travels. There are several other cars that fall into this group.
        Jesus!
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Willie
        What on earth does that have to do with anything? Even lower priced vehicles should be safe and reliable.
      jamiescale
      • 2 Years Ago
      My first impression after reading the headline; "Holy crap, is the Versa still being sold?"....entirely forgotten little car.
        Punch and Judy
        • 2 Years Ago
        @jamiescale
        Forgotten by you perhaps, but not by shoppers. The Versa actually outsells all of its competitors.
      s6ixcylinda
      • 2 Years Ago
      2012 Nissan Versa's airbag under NHTSA investigation, hideousness confirmed
      FIDTRO
      • 2 Years Ago
      "2012 Nissan Versa under investigation by "Holy F*ck That's Some Ugly Sh*t Association"
      Love Great Danes
      • 2 Years Ago
      Guess it doesn't take much to be a top safety pic! LOL
      Logan Abner
      • 2 Years Ago
      ANOTHER recall! Is there a new car that isn't garbage?
        Thrift Store
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Logan Abner
        With over paid and lazy Democrat union memebers NO there are no quality cars
          Willie
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Thrift Store
          What does that have to do with all the foreign nameplates that do not have union members and cars still get recalled and have quality problems? "It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt."
        Jesus!
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Logan Abner
        A lot of newer cars seem to be having problems with the simplest of things.
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      Matrix
      • 2 Years Ago
      why is almost every automaker having air bag problems? a few years ago nobody had this issue. I wonder if everyone is getting their airbags from the same supplier.
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        janka51
        • 2 Years Ago
        why don't you try an American car ? the job you save may be your own
          Thrift Store
          • 2 Years Ago
          @janka51
          Why ??? The American Auto maker democrat unions are greedy thats why the cars are so over priced. Why do you think most manufaturing went overseas...The Greedy Democrat unions
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