Nissan Canada asks certain customers to stop driving their vehicle

Automobile recalls linked to the brand’s famous airbags Takata are many. In fact, after several years of recalls in the industry, it still happens today that companies must once again issue notices of non-compliance with road safety. This is also the case of Nissan which issued a recall this morning on several vehicles over 20 years old equipped with Takata airbags.

48,000 vehicles affected in the country

The recall was directly announced by Nissan Canada. The Director of Communications at Nissan Canada stated that “due to the age of vehicles equipped with defective Takata airbags, there is an increased risk that the device will explode upon deployment, which can release pieces of metal which could cause serious injury or death. »

2002 Nissan Pathfinder

This refers to the known problem with Takata airbags which affects several automobile manufacturers worldwide. The boredom is at least so great that Nissan Canada is asking owners of a Nissan Sentra from model year 2002 to 2006, a Pathfinder 2002 to 2004 or a Infiniti QX4 2002 to immediately stop using their vehicle.

The company offers to cover towing costs, repairs and, even, reimburse the cost of renting a temporary vehicle in some locations. In total, 48,000 vehicles still in circulation are affected by this notice.

Infiniti QX4 2002

A major security problem

This is definitely not the first time that a problem related to Takata airbags has been announced in the automotive industry. In the United States, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said 27 deaths were caused by faulty devices, and more than 400 people were injured by the explosions.

Transport Canada has not reported any incidents involving airbags, but says it is necessary to make repairs suggested by auto manufacturers. In total, more than 6.7 million Takata airbags have been recalled in the country among all affected automobile manufacturers.

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