Nissan Recalls About 105K Cars to Replace Takata Air Bags - NBC4 Washington

Important News on Consumer Products That Can Keep You Safe

Nissan Recalls About 105K Cars to Replace Takata Air Bags

At least 23 people have died worldwide and about 300 have been hurt by the malfunction

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Top 4 Reasons to Go to ZooLights
    Getty Images for BET, File
    This July 26, 2017, file photo shows a Nissan vehicle in Silver Spring, Maryland.

    Nissan is recalling nearly 105,000 small cars to replace Takata passenger air bag inflators that can explode and hurl shrapnel at drivers and passengers.

    Included are the 2011 Versa sedan and the 2011 and 2012 Versa hatchback. It only applies to cars that have been registered in 42 states and Washington, D.C., as part of a coordinated phase-in of Takata recalls.

    Takata uses the chemical ammonium nitrate to create a small explosion to inflate the air bags in a crash. But the chemical can deteriorate due to high temperatures and humidity and blow apart a metal canister. At least 23 people have died worldwide and about 300 have been hurt.

    Owners will be notified by mail and dealers will replace the inflators for free. The recall starts this month.

    102-Year Old Woman Breaks Skydiving Record for Charity

    [NATL] 102-Year Old Woman Breaks Skydiving Record for Charity

    Irene O'Shea became the oldest woman to skydive at 102 when the Australian grandmother took part in a jump for the Motor Neurone Disease Association of South Australia on Dec. 9. She broke her own 2017 record for the same category.

    (Published 2 hours ago)