Takata Air-Bag Recall Affects More Nissan Navara Utes

More than 41,000 Nissan Navara utes sold in Australia recalled.

There’s been an increase in the number of Nissan Navara vehicles sold in Australia that are being recalled to fix a potentially dangerous air-bag issue.

As part of the enormous global Takata air-bag recalls, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission now advises that the recall will also involve Nissan D40 Navara vehicles built in Thailand between 2008 and 2014.

The ACCC recall notice advising that the propellant tablets in some of the subject inflators may experience an alteration over time, which could potentially lead to over-aggressive combustion in the event of an air-bag deployment.

Depending on the circumstances, this potential condition could create excessive internal pressure when the air-bag is deployed, which could result in the body of the inflator rupturing upon deployment.

Abnormal front driver air-bag deployment or metal fragment scatter may pose a hazard to the occupants of the vehicle.

Once parts availability is confirmed, owners of vehicles within the affected VIN range will be advised to contact their Nissan Dealer to arrange for replacement of the front passenger airbag inflator. The replacement will be at no cost to owners.

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