Less than two weeks after the 2012 Nissan Versa was recalled for a transmission problem, the Versa and the 2012 Nissan Altima are being recalled for a flaw in the vehicles' airbag system the same flaw that caused last week's recall of two Subaru models.
Today, it might get a bit of attention back, but for the wrong reasons: Nissan is recalling 976 2012 Nissan Altima and Versa sedans to fix a side curtain airbag problem, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The automaker attributes this to an error made by the supplier, Autoliv. A similar issue has plagued a number of other carmakers this year, but thankfully these two Nissans haven’t been on sale for long.
Earlier this month, NHTSA announced a recall of 2011 Toyota RAV4 SUVs for side curtain air bag problems. Honda also recalled 2012 Crosstour and Civic vehicles while Subaru recalled 2012 Legacy and Outback vehicles for similar air bag issues.
Nissan will begin the recall on February 27, and will replace any faulty airbag modules free of charge. If you own one of the potentially affected vehicles and would like more information, you can contact Nissan customer service at (615) 725-1000. You can also contact the NHTSA at (888) 327-4236, and reference recall campaign number 12V055000.