Nissan recalls Xterra, Pathfinder airbags, steering columns

The NHTSA recently announced the recall of 4,038 2010 model Xterra and Pathfinder SUVs, over possibly faulty steering columns and passenger airbags.  The fault stems from improperly tightened fasteners on the aforementioned items.  In the case of the steering column, it could become dislodged in an accident, which could result in loss of control.  For the airbags, it could change its trajectory, which is very carefully calculated and controlled.  The explosive nature of airbags could have serious consequences if they deploy at even a slightly wrong angle.  The recall begins this month.

by John Suit

Source: NHTSA

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