Nissan North America is recalling 3,177,645 model year 2016-2017 Nissan Maximas; 2013-2016 Nissan Altimas, NV200s, LEAFs and Sentras; 2013-2017 Nissan Pathfinders, 2014-2016 Nissan NV200 Taxis, Infiniti QX60s and Q50s; 2014-2017 Nissan Rogues; 2015-2016 Nissan Muranos; Chevrolet City Express and 2013 Infiniti JX35 vehicles.
The front seat passenger Occupant Classification System (OCS) may incorrectly classify an adult passenger as a child or classify the seat as empty despite it being occupied. As a result, the passenger front air bag may be turned off and not deploy in the event of a crash.
If the passenger front air bag does not deploy as intended in the event of a crash, the passenger is at an increased risk of injury.
What to do
Nissan will notify their owners. Chevrolet City Express owners will be notified by General Motors. Dealers will reprogram the Air Bag Control Unit (ACU) and OCS Electronic Control Unit (ECU) in Altima, Maxima, Murano, Rogue, and Sentra vehicles, and replace the OCS ECU in LEAF, NV200, NV200 Taxi, Pathfinder, Infiniti Q50, JX35, and QX60 and Chevrolet City Express vehicles, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.
Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-867-7669, Infiniti customer service at 1-888-833-3216 or Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020