Nissan Romania recalls in service several models equipped with Takata airbags
Nissan follows the list of brands affected by the Takata scandal. Renault Comercial Roumanie, the importer of the Nissan cars in Romania, announced that it will recall 213 cars due to possible airbag defects.
A series of Nissan models such as Almera, X-Trail, Patrol, Pickup and Terrano will be recalled in service to repair a possible passenger airbag delivered by the famous Japanese company Takata, bankrupt because of these failures. The problem lies in the malfunction of the detonation staple. In case of an impact, the airbag can erupt with too much force, including the risk of fragmentation and resulting parts be sprayed inside the passenger compartment.
The models recalled in service by Nissan are older models: Almera N16 (2000-2006), X-Trail T30 (2000-2007), Y61 Patrol (produced after 1998), Pickup D22 (Navara, manufactured after 1998), Terrano R20 – 2006) and Almera Tino V10 (2000 – 2006). Only 213 pieces of these models are on the Nissan list in Romania and the owners received notification letters in case they still own such car. The changing of airbags takes about an hour, according to Nissan.
Takata airbags have been the origin of a huge global scandal, all based on deaths caused by these airbags. The damages that the Japanese company had to pay put the company into bankruptcy.