Maryland and other Mid-Atlantic drivers who own a Nissan Frontier, Pathfinder, or Xterra, model years 2005 through 2009, should drive carefully to their nearest dealership. Your driver and passenger airbags might not deploy if you’re in a truck accident with your Nissan.
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), Office of Defects Investigation, reported that Nissan North America is recalling nearly a quarter of a million Nissan Frontiers, Pathfinders, and Xterras due to a faulty air bag sensor. Vehicles affected were sold or registered in 20 cold weather states — including Maryland, Delaware, the District of Columbia, and West Virginia.
According to the NHTSA website, a problem could occur if rock salt used to treat slippery roads, along with snow and water, gets into the Nissans’ front crash zone sensor housing. This could cause rusting and signal interruption — which could result in the airbags not opening in a motor vehicle accident. Air bag failure in the event of a crash could lead to personal injury or death.
Nissan will replace the faulty parts with a redesigned sensor free of charge. As of our blog publication, no schedule had been released to notify owners of the recall campaign.
Maryland car accident lawyers understand the importance of airbags in preventing personal injury on the road and saving lives. If you own or drive one of these Nissan model trucks from the affected years, contact your nearest Nissan dealer right away. Or see the links before for more information on this Nissan truck airbag sensor recall for Maryland, DC and other Mid-Atlantic states.
Urgent Recall Alert: Nissan Xterra, Pathfinder, Frontier
U.S. News & World Report Jan. 07, 2009
SaferCar.gov: Defects & Recalls (Search on NHTSA Campaign ID number: 08V690000)