5 models spanning 7 years are included in the recall.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) documents Safety Recall Report 20V-188 reporting recalls on 5 models of Nissan and Infinity: 2013-2015 Nissan Armada, 2012-2017 Nissan NV Passenger Van, 2011-2012 INFINITI QX56, 2013-2015 Nissan Titan, and 2012-2017 Nissan NV Cargo Van. 216,678 vehicles are affected. 1% are estimated to have the defect.

The Defect

The issue is unique to PSDI-5D front driver airbag inflators made in Mexico by Takata, the now bankrupt airbag supplier responsible for the largest recall in automotive history. While this recall sounds similar to the approximately 63 million airbags recalled since 2016 in vehicles made by more than two dozen automakers, Nissan says this is unique. An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

The Remedy

Owners will be notified by mail before the end of May to bring in their faulty vehicles. Dealers will replace the front driver airbag inflator with a new inflator for free.

Enter your 17-digit VIN on the NHTSA’s website to determine whether your vehicle has any open recalls that need to be addressed.

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