Undetermined Amount of 2013 Nissan LEAFs Recalled Over Air Bag Related Defect

MAR 13 2013 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 1

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2013 Nissan LEAF Recall Notice Issued by NHTSA

Straight from the safety gurus at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the investigative team at Nissan comes word of a recall that affects a yet-to-be determined amount of Model Year 2013 Nissan LEAFS.  Not the greatest start for US-made LEAFS.

2013 Nissan LEAF SL Interior

2013 Nissan LEAF SL Interior

The issue is air bag related, but tied to the strain gauge sensor located in the LEAF’s passenger seat.

Damaged sensors in affected units could lead to a no-deployment situation in the event of a crash.  Fortunately, both a red and an amber light will illuminate to warn passengers and drivers of a fault.  If either of these lights illuminate, owners should seek out the nearest Nissan dealership for repairs.

Official recall notices will be mailed to owners of affected Nissan LEAFs in “early April.”

Again, we stress that Nissan has not yet determined the amount of units affected by this recall and urge owners with illuminated air-bag warning lights to head to the nearest Nissan dealership for immediate repair.

For additional information, please refer to the NHTSA’s recall notice at the top of this page and to Nissan’s defect description below.

Nissan's Actual Description of the Defect

Nissan’s Actual Description of the Defect

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James

Speaking of AIR BAGS, I wonder if John Broder is planning more
back-and-forth with Mr. Musk re.: the old, very very old and tired
New York Times “test drive” fallacy? I hope not!