The Basics: Nissan North America is recalling a total of 4,520 Nissan Leaf and Sentra vehicles for the 2016 model year for an issue with the cars' passenger airbag. The affected Leafs (182 vehicles) were built from February 24, 2016 to March 23, 2016. Affected Sentras (4,338 vehicles) were manufactured from February 9, 2016 to March 4, 2016. A stop-sale order is in effect until the automaker can repair the vehicles.

The Problem: According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the wiring harness connector may detach from the passenger airbag. If the connector were to unfasten itself, the dual-stage passenger airbag may not deploy in the case of an accident.

Injuries/Deaths: None reported.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect the wiring harness connector to ensure proper connection. If necessary, dealers will replace the main body harness, as well as the passenger airbag module.

If you own one: The recall is expected to begin later this month with Nissan dealers reaching out to owners shortly.

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Nissan is conducting a voluntary safety recall campaign on approximately 4,181 MY2016 Nissan
Sentra and 174 MY2016 Nissan LEAF vehicles sold in the United States and Puerto Rico to inspect
and, if necessary, replace the passenger side airbag module and main body harness as needed.
Due to a supplier error that has since been corrected, the front passenger airbag wiring harness
connector cylinder may have been manufactured out of specification. If the connector cylinder is out
of specification, the wiring harness connector may not stay connected to the dual-stage front
passenger airbag as designed. If this occurs, the wiring harness connector could become either fully
or partially disengaged from the airbag module.

- If the connector becomes fully disengaged, a warning lamp will illuminate but the airbag will
not deploy in a crash where it is designed to deploy

- If the connector becomes partially disengaged, a warning lamp may not illuminate
Further, in the event of a crash, the first stage may deploy, but the second stage may not deploy as
designed. This may increase the risk of injury to the front seat occupant in a crash where the front
passenger airbag is designed to deploy.

Nissan is committed to a high level of customer safety, service, and satisfaction and are working
with dealers to provide an outstanding ownership experience.




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