Nissan Issues Massive Recall Over Takata Airbag Explosions
Close to 105,000 Nissan vehicles are part of this recent recall due to passenger air bag inflators that can explode and hurl shrapnel at drivers and passengers.
In a crash, the Takata airbags use a chemical reaction to inflate the airbag. The problem is that, over time, the chemical can deteriorate from high temps and humidity and cause the canister containing the chemical to explode. To date, those explosions have caused almost two dozen deaths and close to 300 injuries.
The vehicles included in this recall are 2011 Versa sedan and the 2011 and 2012 Versa hatchback. And if you own one of these vehicles, you will be notified by mail and dealers will replace the inflators for free, according to wgntv.com.