Nissan is recalling almost 990,000 cars, SUVs and minivans in
the U.S. because the front passenger air bags may not inflate in
The recall affects the Altima, Leaf, Pathfinder and
Sentra models from the 2013 and 2014 model years, as well as the
NV200 Taxi van and Infiniti JX35 SUV from 2013. Also covered is
the Infiniti QX50 SUV from 2014.
The company tells the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration that the vehicles' computer software may not
detect an adult in the passenger seat. If that happens, the air
bags won't inflate.
Nissan will notify owners and dealers will update the
software for free. The recall is expected to start in mid-April.