Among the most serious of automotive recalls are those that involve airbags, and when we’ve seen one in recent years, it’s often been tied to the massive, yearslong Takata airbag crisis. Such is the case with Infiniti parent automaker Nissan issuing a recall for more than 26,000 FX35 and FX45 SUVs due to airbags that were, oddly enough, folded incorrectly.
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The recall involves model-year 2006-08 FX35s and FX45s for Nissan’s luxury brand. At risk is the front passenger airbag that was previously recalled in January 2020 as part of a wider scheduled replacement for some 308,000 Nissan and Infiniti vehicles to replace remedy parts for the airbag assembly. Those replacements have an incorrectly folded airbag cushion, which could increase internal pressure and tear the airbag cushion during deployment, increasing the risk of injury.
To resolve the issue, dealers will replace the front passenger airbag module; the repair will be done for free. Infiniti will begin notifying owners April 18, but those with further questions can call Infiniti at 800-662-6200, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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