Nissan has issued a second recall related to air bags since last April. The first recall was for over 82,000 2013 model vehicles due to a sensor being incorrectly manufactured. This new recall affects the air bag system software and a glitch that may not be able to determine whether or not there is a person sitting in the front passenger seat causing the air bag to not inflate in a crash.
The recall includes one million 2013 and 2014 Nissan and Infiniti brand vehicles. Nissan has stated that the occupant classification system could fail if there is “high engine vibration at idle when the seat is initially empty and then becomes occupied or unusual occupant seating postures immediately upon being seated.” Nissan will reprogram the air bag system at no charge.