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The 2014 Nissan Pathfinder (Autoblog).
Nissan is recalling just over one million cars, SUVs and vans because the front passenger air bags may not inflate in a crash. It's the company's second recall to fix the same problem.

The recall affects the Altima midsize car, Leaf electric car, Pathfinder SUV and Sentra compact models from the 2013 and 2014 model years, as well as the NV200 Taxi van and Infiniti JX35 SUV from 2013. Also covered are the Infiniti QX60 and Q50 SUVs from 2014.

In documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Nissan says the vehicles' computer software may not detect an adult in the passenger seat. If that happens, the air bags won't inflate.

Nissan will notify owners and dealers will update the software for free. The recall is expected to start in mid-April.

Most of the vehicles were recalled in February of last year for a similar problem. Dealers replaced seat sensors, but Nissan said it continued to get consumer complaints and warranty claims in vehicles that had been repaired.

Front passenger seats have sensors that determine the passenger's weight and turn off air bags off if a child is on board. The malfunctioning sensors can turn the air bags off even if an adult is in the seat.
Nissan received three reports of air bags failing to inflate in a crash. Spokesman Steve Yeager said in an e-mail that he is not sure if anyone was hurt in those incidents. There have been no deaths due to the problem, he said.

The recall affects almost 990,000 vehicles in the U.S., another 60,000 in Canada and small numbers in other countries, Yeager said.



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      richard
      • 1 Year Ago
      I guess this is what happens when cars are built by temp workers.
      • 1 Year Ago
      COST REDUCTION PROGRAMS for big corporation has been around since 1980. It first started with payroll, or the reduction in employees, no overtime... time efficiency, that resulted to poor labor and ended in the substitution of cheaper or lesser quality parts. Still surprised at the poor quality of services, and of merchandises we get? Come on, the stockholders need their dividends. And the CEOs, CFOs, COOs, et.al. got to have their fat paychecks and benefits. Ever heard of outsourcing? Those customer service people who answers our calls from far away countries trying to please us but with poor communication and English pronunciation skills. The casualties.... us, the consumers. Sorry, but that's the sad truth....
        • 1 Year Ago
        President Bill Clinton signed NAFTA Trade Agreement and sent jobs to mexico for cheap labor...yep CEO's need those big bonuses and Japanese economy needs more American workers money
      • 1 Year Ago
      Never buy a NISSAN , too many killEd in NISSANS ,THEY ARE UNSAFE
        sam54ct
        • 1 Year Ago
        Really, two years ago, I survived a 45 MPH crash with a full size dump truck, driven by a drunk driver, in my Nissan Pathfinder. I suffered a bruised heart and a broken tooth, I believe the vehicle saved me.
      npnozie
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nissan,toyota,honda hondy or what ever they called ARE all copy and wana be. We use to be able to tell what car now thanks to them, you can't tell whats what. Copy,copy and more copy.
      Vinny
      • 1 Year Ago
      The old vehicle I'm presently driving is the best I've ever owned, and since I'm an old guy I've owned 23 cars and trucks over the last 50 years. I've owned my old 1993 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon over 20 years now and it has NEVER needed more than an oil change now and then. With 245,000 miles on it, it still has the original transmission, the original 350 engine, even the original R12 Freon and the engine and transmission still drive like new. I still get 27 MPG on the Highway and that's better than some of the little 'economy' cars and trucks get today. I've seen my three kids with their Toyota's and Nissans, and Mazdas, BMW's and Mercedes spend fortunes on the latest Gismo's but when they take any of them in for repairs, (which seems to be often) the price always seems to start at $500. I often read the disparaging reports on GM products and I believe that people today are brainwashed by the foreign manufacturers into believing that somehow, their cars are superior. From my angle, that's just a plain lie. So my old wagon is outdated with only a few on the road, but suprisingly I get people asking about my old wagons details at least once a week because it's unique among the 'me too's out there. I use it as a 'hauler' to pull horse trailers and I keep it looking good still, however GM has moved on and now they just 'go with the flow' with little innovation in their 'me too' blah as all get out cars and trucks. For me, I'll stick with what works and let the 'young'ons drive their Gismo laden trouble machines.
        mseeney328
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Vinny
        Come on now Vinny. 27 miles to the gallon .Even when it was new the best milage that 4000 lb car with 180 hp 300 lb ft of torque could muster was 22 and that was on the hwy. 14 city.I think that was even optomistic.No aero dynamics either.That's like putting wheels on a large brick. Components won't wear out as fast either if you only drive 50 miles per hour max.And 10 miles per hour in the corners.
          mseeney328
          • 1 Year Ago
          @mseeney328
          ps Vin. You might want to change the anti freeze, brake shoes and pads,power steering flush,at this point I don't recommend changing the trans fluid because the fluid is so worn out by now it's the glue holding everything together and keeping it from leaking. what color is your car? just asking so I can position myself behind you. Not in front. By the way I've got got 330,000 miles on my Benz and it ain't no diesel. Vintage 1973
        h3
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Vinny
        brainwashed??? They are killing people you old turd! Ya wanna see brainwashed go take a peek in a mirror. I guess you think Jimmy Carter followed by Obama are the two best presidents ever?
        Toni Spamoni
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Vinny
        P.S. Vinnie, I remember an incident that was brought out in the news on a driver/mechanic on the east coast who took his catalytic converter off and tested gas mileage....he was getting better without the converter...but progress and gov said NO and fined him....
          spsb47
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Toni Spamoni
          I'll agree with the less frills approach, to an extent. I do have some handy gadgets in my truck and the ability to plug into a vehicle and not only be able to read every single parameter of the computer, but also make changes for how I want to drive.. Undeniably awesome!!! Being able to change your oil and tires is something that should be mandated in the drivers course. You lost me in your sentence about the metric system and what the units of measure have to with engine and oil changes? don't get me wrong, I am a major proponent of the American standard of measuring units. I am also someone who spent some years in a full service shop and never once even heard of an engine needing to be pulled to change the oil filter. At worst, take a tire off or burn yourself on the exhaust. As for the catalytic converter, maybe you should read up a little on what that actually does. Granted, I usually take mine off, if the O2 sensors will allow. But, it's not for MPG sake.
        sam54ct
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Vinny
        My 1989 Toyota 4X4 had 313,000 miles, before it was bought back by Toyota for a rust problem. My GM blew a motor at 77,000 miles. That said, I won both foreign and domestic autos, though ALL are made in the USA.
        Toni Spamoni
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Vinny
        Hey, Vinnie. I'm with you on the "no" need to buy something to get all the "latest"...but must say that no matter the maker, foreign or domestic, the proof in the pudding IS all the latest gadgets, etc. and additions to lower smog, etc. Like most of anything "made" today..they are not meant to LAST but wear quickly and change so that you can't fix it yourself. My dad taught us girls how to change oil filters, belts, tires, etc. but then the metric system hit and especially now motors have to come out to even change an oil filter....
      GARY
      • 1 Year Ago
      Look people these cars and trucks are designed and built by people, are we perfect, NO ! So don't expect the cars and trucks to be. Bad things happen every day. We learn by them and move on. Now, I don't mean that companies, any company, that knowing knows there is a problem and doesn't fix it , should not be held accountable. I am a Mechanic and have worked on them all and believe me they ALL have problems.
        mseeney328
        • 1 Year Ago
        @GARY
        Just some more than others. Google cadillac recalls. That search brought me to a site on Motor trend. Look at how many recalls GM has .Only of most recent models.When I say GM I mean chevy, GMC cadillac, saab,buick, pontiac,saturn,and if we go back farther oldsmobile.They have way more recalls, than other manufactures.They don't even talk about the saddle gas tanks they used to install on the Chevy, GMC pickups and vans in early 1973 all the way up to late 1991.Some say even into the year 2002.They had a recall on these tanks position in 1979,and still kept installing them in that way.(outside the frame rails)Alot of people died in those fires. I know.I know ...the Ford Pinto.Well they stopped making the Pinto in 81. They made it for 7 yrs. The deaths from these GM trucks were over 2000.That's more than 20 times more people that died,than in the Pinto at 16.Check out the... Center For Auto Safety.
          defensearms
          • 1 Year Ago
          @mseeney328
          GM will only recall after dozens of deaths and hundreds of law suits pilling up, nothing wrong recalling BEFORE crap hits the fan.
      nevadan99
      • 1 Year Ago
      Way to much electronic crap in these newer cars. Go back to the way cars use to be, more mechanical less electronic. Mechanical you can tell when something is not working. Electronic and computer, who knows until it is to late.
        Toni Spamoni
        • 1 Year Ago
        @nevadan99
        Oops...sorry I hit the wrong thumb...meant "thumbs up" so nevadan99 should show 3 thumbs...
        Toni Spamoni
        • 1 Year Ago
        @nevadan99
        Agree...but then people wouldn't have to buy a car as often as possible nor could the gov tell you more of what they think you should have and can do.....
        mseeney328
        • 1 Year Ago
        @nevadan99
        TOUCHE'
      nissanofhampton
      • 1 Year Ago
      Major defect??? No one has died in relations to this "major defect"! Now Government Motors? Thats a different story!
        scollegeville3
        • 1 Year Ago
        @nissanofhampton
        zip it loser and the cowboys SUCK
        Vinny
        • 1 Year Ago
        @nissanofhampton
        Bring yourself up to date Bubba. GM paid back their loan a long time ago. Makes you look stupid.
          nissanofhampton
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Vinny
          http://money.cnn.com/2014/03/11/news/companies/gm-recall-deaths/index.html Have they or will they make restitution to the families of those killed in the lastest rounds of recalls? No... because of Bankruptcy... Yea... thats great you genius.
      Buzzy
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looked online after some of the comments here, WOW!!! Looks Nissans have lots of transmission problems.
      ectullis
      • 1 Year Ago
      Japanese quality at it's finest
        npnozie
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ectullis
        LOL,ectullis you said it all!
        kulpw40
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ectullis
        I remind you of GM, biggest recall in the world with wrongful death lawsuits against them. Sure, all automobile manufacturers have had recalls but only a few get reported on with rabid zeal. Ford had speed control problems and ambulances catching on fire.
        rostra
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ectullis
        Nissan produces their vehicles in the USA, thus USA worker quality at its best.
        trowgotn_susan
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ectullis
        You do know Americans build the cars in North America for Nissan correct?
      • 1 Year Ago
      I GUESS WE ARE SHORT ON QUALIFIED PEOPLE TO DO THE WORK RIGHT THE FIRST TIME AROUND!!!!!!!
      Frank
      • 1 Year Ago
      We had the same problem with our new 2013 Nissan Pathfinder. The Nissan service supervisor said our passenger seat belt light was okay....now we find out it was defective and that the front passenger was in danger of not having the airbag deploy in a crash. We were fortunate enough to force Nissan to buyback our Pathfinder under the Florida Lemon Law due to numerous transmission problems they could not fix. The Nissan dealership knew there were problems with their 2013 Pathfinders but sold it to us without a word of caution. I will NEVER buy a Nissan product again!
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