Nissan North America is recalling 515,394 model year 2007-2011 Versa Sedans and model year 2007-2012 Versa Hatchbacks.
The vehicles have a driver front airbag inflator that may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to moderate absolute humidity, temperatures, and temperature cycling.
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
What to do
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inflator with a new one manufactured by a different supplier, free of charge. Remedy parts are not currently available.
An interim owner notification letter will be sent by the end of September 2017, followed by a second letter when remedy parts are available.
Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.