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Nissan has recalled more than 3 million cars in the United States over airbag issues. It’s not directly related to the Takata recall that affects millions of cars in the country, but it does affect around 3.53 million Nissan cars nearly all of which happen to have been sold in the United States.

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Cars made in recent years have a sensor in the seat which determines whether or not someone is sitting in it, only then is the airbag activated. This system is the root cause of this recall that Nissan has issued, and it affects the following cars: Maxima, Leaf, Altima, Murano, Pathfinder, Rogue, Sentra, NV Taxi and NV 200 of 2013-2017 model years.

The recall also includes the 2013-2017 Infiniti JX35/QX60, Q50 and also the 2015-2016 Chevrolet City Express. The root cause of the recall of these vehicles is the passenger occupant classification system going bad.

It may classify an adult as an empty seat or as a child so in the event that an accident takes place it may not activate the airbag. Since we know that airbags save lives, it’s essential for this system to work and that’s why Nissan has issued a recall of more than 3 million vehicles in the country.

In some cars, the issue can be fixed by simply reprogramming a module and in others, the dealers will have to replace entire parts to ensure that this no longer remains an issue.

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