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Nissan Recalls SUV for Airbags

On Behalf of | Oct 31, 2014 | Product Liability

The product liability attorneys at Breslin and Breslin have recently been made aware that Nissan is recalling more than 1,800 Infiniti SUVs in the U.S. for an air bag problem that could send shrapnel into the passenger compartment.

The recall covers some QX56 SUVs from 2013 and the QX80s from 2014. The company says inflators made by Takata Corp. were built with an incorrect outer baffle part. That can cause pressure to build up, and the inflators can rupture if driver’s side air bags are deployed.

Nissan has no reports of injuries from the problem. It was discovered after General Motors recalled 33,000 Cruze compact cars for the same problem in June. The Infiniti recall is part of a larger global recall of 260,000 Nissans announced last week.

Takata says the recall only affects GM and Nissan vehicles and is separate from another one covering 8 million vehicles in the U.S. In that recall, prolonged exposure to high humidity can cause inflators to malfunction and explode with too much force. Safety advocates say four people have died due to that problem, which affects 10 different automakers.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective vehicle, Nissan or otherwise, you may be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer. Contact the trusted New Jersey product liability attorneys at Breslin and Breslin today for a free case evaluation. 

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