The most recent auto recall announcements released by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show a trend; major automakers have been recalling a great number of cars.
This is not news for those who have followed the wave of auto recalls issued in 2014. Nevertheless, reports concerning the newer recalls may still scare those who are not familiar with the safety issued associated with the campaigns. Too often, recalls are issued long after people are injured. Because of that delay, car owners concerned about their safety and the safety of their loved ones should never ignore the reports.
The latest announcement issued with the help of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration impacts 45,000 units of the 2006 Sentra vehicles. The vehicles have been linked to the same air bag issues other automakers recalled vehicles for all across the country early this year. Takata air bags that could explode during deployment may expose car occupants to serious and even deadly personal injury risks. Since the inflators in these devices are made of metal and they explode during deployment, metal fragments may cause the devices to expose users to impact injuries.
While this particular recall impacts only vehicles sold or registered in certain areas around the country that are associated with high absolute humidity, other companies have expanded their Takata air bag recalls to include vehicles sold nationwide. As the NHTSA urged automakers to issue nationwide recalls, many companies declined, claiming Takata had only warned of issues in high humidity places.
To prevent issues associated with the air bags and their inflators exploding, the company will be notifying impacted vehicle owners. All passenger air bag inflators impacted by this recall should be replaced for free.
The original Takata air bag recalls were issued after reports of deadly incidents surfaced. Consumers who may have been impacted and who are concerned that the issue could cause them to experience serious personal injury incidents should contact Nissan immediately to have their concerns addressed.
Do not let this issue expose you or a loved one to personal injury risks. To learn more about this recall, follow this link. Learning the importance of safety recalls could help you to make sure serious accidents are avoided.
Last year, General Motors issued a major recall that impacted over 2 million cars after several deadly accidents were reported. The recall came ten years late as hundreds of accidents were reported and the company failed to act. Staying on top of the news and reporting problems to the NHTSA or your car manufacturer could help to avoid serious problems in the future.