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Nissan Recalls 3.5 Million Vehicles for Defective Airbags

Nissan North America, Inc. is recalling 3.5 million vehicles due to problems with the software used to determine when to deploy the front passenger air bag, according to documents released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Friday. In a safety recall notice submitted to the NHTSA, the company said software in nearly 3.2 million vehicles failed to correctly note when an adult sat in the front seat, either classifying the person as a child or as not sitting in the seat at all. The defect keeps the passenger air bag from deploying in the case of an accident. So far, Nissan has reported three injuries related to this defect, but no fatalities. The new recall includes vehicles from the 2013-2017 model years, including but not limited to:

  • Leaf
  • Murano
  • Nissan Altima
  • Sentra
  • NV200
  • Rogue
  • Infiniti JX35/QX60, and Q50

The automaker has said it is in the process of developing its remedy plan and will begin notifying dealers in late May. The recall includes 3.1 million vehicles in the U.S. and about 320,000 vehicles outside of the U.S. Nissan said it will either reprogram or replace the sensor, which is located in  the seat frame. Customers affected by the recall will receive initial notification letters that will be followed by another letter when a remedy is available in their area.

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Fiat Chrysler Recalls: Here Are The Ram, Dodge, Chrysler Trucks And SUVs FCA Will Buy Back

As part of the record-setting $105 million settlement with U.S. regulators over recall lapses, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) NV says it will buy back hundreds of thousands of trucks and SUVs for steering and axle problems. Owners of affected vehicles have complained of monthslong waiting lists because of parts supply shortages.

FCA “has entered into a consent order with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) which resolves the issues raised by NHTSA with respect to FCA U.S.’s execution of 23 recall campaigns,” the company said in a statement Sunday announcing the agreement.

The NHTSA gave the company a “reasonable allowance for depreciation” on the price they’re willing to pay. A certain number of the following vehicles are eligible for the buyback program:

* 2008 to 2012 model-year Ram pickup trucks that have either steering problems or axle problems, or both.
* 2008 to 2012 Ram 4500 and 5500 super duty pickup trucks, for steering problems;
* 2009 to 2011 Dodge Dakota trucks, for axle problems;
* 2009 Dodge Durango and Chrysler Aspen SUVs, for an axle problem.

Read the full article at ibtimes.com

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