In 20 cold weather states, including Maine, Nissan Motor Company is recalling more than 240,000 trucks. Nissan plans to fix the problem that could prevent the front air bags from deploying.
The recalls affect the Xterra, Frontier and Pathfinder models of Nissan trucks, ranging from 2005-2009 model years.
The problem was discovered through a series of warranty claims. In states where road salt is used on icy roads, it was found that a mixture of salt and snow could enter a crash zone sensor area and rust, thereby interrupting the signal and potentially preventing the front air bags from deploying in a crash.
So far, there have been no reports of crashes or injuries related to this issue. If you own a Nissan truck that is one of the above mentioned models and in the year range noted, see your Nissan dealer immediately.
If you have been injured in a vehicle accident as a result of the air bags failing in your Nissan truck, you may wish to speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer at Briggs and Counsel.
By: Eliza Stoll
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