Nissan Pathfinder & Xterra 2010 limited U.S. recall

Nissan Pathfinder & Xterra 2010 limited U.S. recall

The U.S. NHTSA safety agency has announced the recall of 4,038 units of the 2010 Nissan Pathfinder and Xterra models due to defective fasteners securing the passenger front airbag module and the steering shaft positioning bracket.

The fasteners weren’t torqued to the correct specification. In the event of a crash, the poorly-torqued fasteners may cause the passenger front airbag to deploy at an “imperfect” trajectory. And since airbags literally explode in the event of an accident, imprecise trajectory could lead to potentially serious injuries. The problem was caught early, and limited in nature. The NHTSA says defective models were built between February 22 and March 13.

To remedy the problem, Nissan dealers will inspect the steering column and passenger front airbag fasteners, properly tightening or replacing loose or missing fasteners. The recall is expected to officially begin in April. It is unknown if any models in the UAE are affected, considering GCC-spec Nissan Pathfinder and Nissan Xterra models are built in the United States.

What do you think?



  1. why the hell is it all happening now? this is too much!

  2. this is not happening if it was since along time…
    as you can see..the dates show they almost were produced..
    good they caught them while the cars are very new…so no problems will happen to the owners and the company

    but still..they should punish who was responsible for this..

  3. Car makers should pull all their plants from the US..Looks like the people working in the plants are just ignorant!!

  4. ^^
    thats what i was thinking about…thanks god nissan is moving the production of most of the new cars to japan…

    i think they are trying to make other japanese automakers fall in the same trap like toyota..

  5. airbags…. 🙂

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