Nissan Recalls 3.5 Million Vehicles for Airbag Problems

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Nissan is recalling about 3.5 million vehicles, including almost 3.2 million in the United States, because the front-passenger airbag might not work properly in a crash, according to reports from the automaker posted Friday on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The action ends a two-year effort by federal regulators to get the automaker to fix widespread problems with the occupant sensing system, which is supposed to detect whether the passenger seat is empty or occupied by a child or adult. It began with a recall in 2014 of about 990,000 vehicles.
The recall includes about 622,000 2013-16 Sentras in which a malfunction could cause the airbag to deploy in a crash when it is not supposed to, as when a child is seated there, according to a report the automaker provided federal regulators.
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