Nissan drivers in Michigan: be warned that your airbags may explode!

Do you have a Nissan?

If you do, have you heard of the active recall that affects all Nissan drivers, especially in Michigan?

Let me explain what’s going on.

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Nissan airbag recall

Nissan is calling on approximately 84,000 car owners to stop driving their cars IMMEDIATELY!


This urgency is due to the fact that their Takata airbag inflators have an increased risk of exploding in the event of an accident.

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That means the airbag could explode in the event of a crash instead of protecting you and throwing dangerous metal fragments at you.

The announcement comes after a Nissan driver was killed when the front passenger’s inflators exploded. As many as 58 people have been injured since 2015.

The company has already recalled 736,422 of the 2020 vehicles to replace the Takata pumps.

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Lisha B / Canva

In their statement, Nissan stated that:

“Due to the age of vehicles equipped with defective Takata airbag inflators, there is an increased risk that the inflator could explode during airbag inflation, propelling sharp metal fragments that could cause serious injury or death.”

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Which Nissan cars are affected by the recall?

The Nissan “Do Not Drive” warning is in effect for select 2002 through 2006 Sentra vehicles and several others, including:

  • 2002-2004 Pathfinders
  • 2002-2003 Infiniti QX4 SUVs

To find out if your car is covered by this ongoing situation, you can check Nissan’s website by entering your 17-digit vehicle identification number.

Owners are requested to contact their dealer to make an appointment to replace the inflators free of charge.

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Nissan will also offer free towing to dealers; Cell service and loaner cars are also available in some locations.

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