Nissan is recalling 134,215 Infiniti luxury cars on fears that airbags could fail to deploy due to faulty seat belt and occupancy sensors.
The recall affects 2005-2007 model year G35 coupes and 2005-2006 model year G35 sedans with certain manufacture dates, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Faulty wire harnesses connecting to sensors that detect vehicle occupants and belt tension can cause wear and oxidation that could interrupt sensor signals, the NHTSA explains. In the event of a crash, airbags may not deploy and increase the risk of injury.
Nissan (Stock Quote: NSANY) hasn’t said yet when it plans to notify owners individually of the recall and hasn’t said how the problem will be fixed. In the meantime, Nissan owners can fill out a form on the company’s Web site to find out whether their vehicles are included in the recall.
Nissan hasn’t said how many drivers have experience this problem or whether there have been any related injuries, according to Motor Trend.
Earlier this year, Nissan recalled close to 540,000 cars including certain Titans, Armadas, Frontier trucks, Pathfinders, Xterras and Infiniti QX56s after brake and fuel gauge problems were discovered.
Nissan’s recalls, however, are a drop in the bucket compared with the more than 8 million vehicles recalled by Toyota Motor (Stock Quote: TM) due to faulty accelerators as well as the automaker's recall last month of its luxury Lexus GX 460 SUVs.