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US Regulators Looking into Nissan Airbag Recall

The New Jersey car accident attorneys at Breslin and Breslin are confirming that U.S. regulators are looking into whether a recall last year by Nissan Motor Corp. failed to fix a flaw in the airbag control systems on almost 1 million vehicles.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened a query March 18, citing 124 complaints filed by motorists after the recall began last April, according to a notice posted on the regulator's website.bilitattorneys at Breslin and Breslin are confirming that U.S. regulators are looking into whether a recall last year by Nissan Motor Corp. failed to fix a flaw in the airbag control systems on almost 1 million vehicles.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened a query March 18, citing 124 complaints filed by motorists after the recall began last April, according to a notice posted on the regulator's website.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to a malfunctioning airbag, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. To find out more, contact the talented and trusted New Jersey car accident attorneys at Breslin and Breslin today. 

The affected vehicles are model year 2013-14 Nissan Altima, Pathfinder, Sentra and Leaf; 2013 Infiniti JX35; 2014 Infiniti QX60 and Q50; and 2013 Nissan NV 200/Taxi vehicles.

Some drivers alleged the flaw persists after multiple repairs by dealers.

"Nissan Group believes the recall remedy was effective and appropriately addressed the safety defect," Steve Yaeger, a spokesman at Nissan North America Inc., said Sunday. "Nissan and Infiniti also took additional steps to help dealers address residual customer concerns unrelated to the recall and to maintain high level of customer satisfaction."

Nissan recalled 989,701 vehicles last year, saying the software may incorrectly classify the passenger seat as empty when it is occupied by an adult. This may lead to a failure of the airbag to deploy during a crash and could increase the risk of injury to the passenger, according to a filing with the NHTSA by the company.

Those injured by, or as a result of, a malfunctioning airbag may be able to recoup monetary and personal losses through a personal injury claim. Eligible parties may be able to recover damages for losses including but not limited to medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. To find out if you are eligible to file a claim, contact our New Jersey car accident attorneys at 201-546-5881.

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