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Nissan, Subaru, Honda, Acura announce side-curtain airbag recalls




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February 24, 2012 | 2105 views | Post a comment

SOURCE: Office of Defects Investigation (ODI)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):

NISSAN / ALTIMA 2012

NISSAN / VERSA 2012


Manufacturer: NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.
Mfr's Report Date: FEB 13, 2012

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V055000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW

Potential Number of Units Affected: 976

Summary:

NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 ALTIMA AND VERSA VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES MAY BE EQUIPPED WITH SIDE CURTAIN AIR BAGS THAT CONTAIN AN INCORRECT PROPELLANT MIXTURE FOR THE INITIATOR COMPONENT USED, RESULTING IN INSUFFICIENT OUTPUT OF COMPRESSED GAS.

Consequence:

THE SIDE CURTAIN AIR BAGS MAY NOT DEPLOY, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.

Remedy:

NISSAN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE ONE OR BOTH SIDE CURTAIN AIR BAG MODULES, AS NECESSARY, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON FEBRUARY 27, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 615-725-1000.

Notes:

CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):

SUBARU / LEGACY 2012

SUBARU / OUTBACK 2012


Manufacturer: SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC.
Mfr's Report Date: FEB 09, 2012

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V047000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW

Potential Number of Units Affected: 381

Summary:

SUBARU IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 LEGACY AND OUTBACK VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM DECEMBER 1, 2011, THROUGH DECEMBER 23, 2011. THESE VEHICLES MAY BE EQUIPPED WITH SIDE CURTAIN AIR BAGS THAT CONTAIN AN INCORRECT PROPELLANT MIXTURE FOR THE INITIATOR COMPONENT USED, RESULTING IN INSUFFICIENT OUTPUT OF COMPRESSED GAS.

Consequence:

THE SIDE CURTAIN AIR BAGS MAY NOT DEPLOY, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.

Remedy:

SUBARU WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE ONE OR BOTH SIDE CURTAIN AIR BAG MODULES, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING OR BEFORE EARLY-APRIL 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.

Notes:

SUBARU'S RECALL NUMBER IS WVZ-36. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

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Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):

ACURA / MDX 2012

HONDA / ACCORD 2012

HONDA / CIVIC 2012

HONDA / CROSSTOUR 2012


Manufacturer: HONDA (AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.)
Mfr's Report Date: JAN 31, 2012

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V030000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW

Potential Number of Units Affected: 974

Summary:

HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 ACCORD AND CROSSTOUR VEHICLES. ON FEBRUARY 9, 2012, HONDA ADDED THE 2012 HONDA CIVIC AND THE 2012 ACURA MDX TO THE POPULATION REPRESENTING AN ADDITIONAL 627 VEHICLES. THE DRIVER-SIDE OR PASSENGER-SIDE SIDE CURTAIN AIRBAG INFLATOR MAY NOT HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED ACCORDING TO CORRECT SPECIFICATIONS.

Consequence:

IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE SIDE CURTAIN AIRBAG MAY FAIL TO DEPLOY, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.

Remedy:

HONDA WILL REPLACE THE DRIVER'S SIDE OR PASSENGER'S SIDE SIDE CURTAIN AIRBAG AS NEEDED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT FEBRUARY 10, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-999-1009.

Notes:

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
 
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