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Nissan recalls model year 2002-2006 Sentras

The front passenger airbag inflators may explode

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Nissan North America is recalling 3,930 model year 2002-2006 Sentras whose passenger airbags were previously inspected and may have been released without replacing the Takata airbag inflator.

In the event of a crash, Takata front passenger airbag inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, high temperatures and high temperature cycling.

An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking occupants, resulting in serious injury or death.

What to do

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will re-inspect the vehicle and -- if necessary -- replace the airbag inflator, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin January 5, 2021.

Owners may contact Nissan customer service at (800) 867-7669. Nissan's number for this recall is PM964.

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