Nissan's Warning For 84,000 Cars: Do Not Drive Your Car!


Rohit Kulkarni

Rohit Kulkarni

Jun 05, 2024


A “do not drive” warning has been issued by Nissan in which affects its 84,000 vehicles made between 2002 and 2006 since they are believed to carry defective air bags that have killed or injured hundreds of people.

Nissan's Warning For 84,000 Cars: Do Not Drive Your Car!

Recall Alert for Select Nissan and Infiniti Models

As per the release by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, this warning has covers different model year:

  • 2002-2006 Nissan Sentras
  • 2002-2004 Nissan Pathfinders 
  • 2002-2003 Infiniti QX4 

The owners of such vehicles have been asked to check and see if their vehicle has an open Takata air bag recall and not to drive it until the defective air bag is replaced.

In order to have new air bags installed, Nissan and Infiniti are offering free towing, mobile repair, and in some locations.

Urgent Safety Advisory – Takata Airbag Defects in Vehicles

It has been confirmed by the NHTSA that as many as 27 people in the United States have been killed and at least 400 have been allegedly injured by defective Takata air bags that have exploded.

The agency warned that even a minor crash can result in an exploding Takata air bag causing death or “life-altering, gruesome injuries.”

Nissan is the latest in the list of automakers to issue a “do not drive” warning for older models containing the defective air bags. 

In January, Toyota issued an advisory for about 50,000 vehicles in the U.S. made between 2003 and 2005.

As per the data by NHTSA, as many as 67 million Takata air bag inflators have been recalled in the U.S. over the past decade by multiple automakers.

One can check if the vehicle is due for the recall by using your vehicle identification number (VIN) and license plate number.


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