The chance of the passenger side airbag failing to deploy in 2007 and 2008 Nissan vehicles has prompted the company to make plans to recall 204,361 of its vehicles. The recall will include the following 2007 and 2008 models: Altima, Altima Coupe, Murano, Rogue and 350Z as well as the Infiniti G36 Sedan, G37 Coupe and EX35. The official announcement of the recall is likely to come from Nissan in November 2008
If you believe your car is part of the upcoming recall, contact your Nissan dealer for details on repairing the car. Nissan is planning to test vehicles and replace any faulty hardware. Nissan believes the defect is contained in under 1% of the vehicles, however, it is important to have your vehicle checked to avoid any possible injuries in the future.
If you have been involved in a car accident while riding in one of the above Nissan models and your passenger airbag failed to deploy, you may be able to recover for injuries received as a result of the failed airbag. To find out more about your legal rights and if you may be able to bring a claim against Nissan, contact an attorney immediately.
Currently a partner with the McCallister Law Group, Marc McCallister first worked as a defense attorney at a large insurance defense firm where he defended area hospitals and physicians. He now concentrates on his areas of expertise, which include medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, products liability, premises liability, motor vehicle and wrongful death cases.