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Side Airbags May Deploy Unexpectedly; Nissan Recalls 54,000

             In many countries around the world slamming the car door is a sign of disrespect to the owner of the vehicle. This is not necessarily the case in the United States, but some Nissan owners may want to rethink their approach as the automaker announced the recall of over 54,000 cars because the side airbags can allegedly go off when the door is slammed shut. Nissan told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that defective side impact sensors can lead to the inadvertent deployment of the side airbags, which may cause injury if the door is slammed when entering certain 2012 Nissan Versa automobiles. No injuries were reported at the time of the recall. (more…)

Nissan Recalls 341,005 Altimas; Doors Can Fly Open Unexpectedly

Nissan Recalls 341,005 Altima Models; Rear Doors May Open Unexpectedly When backseat passengers open their windows in certain Nissan Altimas, the doors may unexpectedly open as well.  Nissan reportedly received word of such an incident back in August 2016, but claims to have initially thought the problem was a one-off event. Nissan Motor Co. further claims […]

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The Takata Airbag Defect: What Florida’s Consumer Advocates Need to Know. – William C. Ourand, Esq.

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Florida is the “epicenter” of the Takata airbag debacle which has resulted in the largest automotive recall in U.S. history. Unfortunately, all signs indicate that the severe injuries and deaths will continue into the foreseeable future. The roadways remain flooded with millions of vehicles which may still be equipped with the potentially lethal airbags. Moreover, […]

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Nissan Recalls Over 123,000 Altimas For Potential Spare Tire Defect

Drivers rely on their spare tires in a time of need.  Whether they run over a nail or otherwise lose tire pressure, they use the spare tire to help them reach their destination safely.  However, if the spare tire is significantly underinflated or overinflated, the tire can fail without warning, potentially leading to an accident.  Drivers of 2013 Nissan Altimas should be cautious if the need to use their spare tire arises, as Nissan recently issued a major recall of its popular sedan due to a potential spare tire defect.

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Nissan Recalling 18,800 Commercial NV Vans Due To Gear Shifting Defect

 Commercial vans are typically used by a wide variety of drivers for an even wider variety of purposes, from local deliveries to transporting people. Generally, they’re meant to be driven constantly, which means that they need to be manufactured with that in mind, especially in regard to safety measures, as they affect not only the drivers and passengers of those commercial vans, but the other drivers and passengers sharing the road with them as well.

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Nissan Recalls 13,919 Altima Models over Loose Steering Bolts

Automobile manufacturers are often overzealous with the release of new models, just as consumers are sometimes prone to the “have to have it first” ambition. While both of these attitudes can definitely have their positive aspects, they also leave the car door open for the possibility of manufacturer error, which is something that two major automobile manufacturers have both experienced this week.

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Nissan Recalls 2,417 Trucks And SUVs Because Of Defective Wheel Hubs

Imagine an automobile without an engine. Turn the key and nothing would happen, obviously, because that’s how essential an engine is to the operation of a motor vehicle. But at the same time, the silver lining of not having an engine in a vehicle would be that you couldn’t get it running at a high speed in order to expose yourself to any dangers. Unfortunately, cars are made up of many parts that could put a driver at such a terrifying disadvantage, and the wheel hub is certainly one of those parts.

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Nissan Recalls Sedans-Transmission Defect May Allow Vehicle to Slip Into Gear

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced the recall of 36,608 model year 2012 Nissan Versa sedans due to a transmission defect that may allow drivers to accidentally shift the vehicle out of park without depressing the brake pedal.  The recall notice explains that this poses a crash risk and a threat to nearby pedestrians.

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