Approximately 4,000 model-year 2002-06 Nissan Sentra compact sedans are being recalled due to airbag inflator issues. Some of the affected cars were part of a previous recall and have passenger airbags that were inspected and may have been misdiagnosed as having another type of airbag and incorrectly released without replacing the Takata SPI inflator.
Nissan began notifying owners on Jan. 5. Owners can call the automaker at 800-867-7669 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-32704236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will inspect the airbag inflators. If the vehicle was correctly diagnosed as having a Takata inflator from the first recall, nothing needs to be done. If, however, the vehicle was misdiagnosed initially, the inflator will be replaced.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.