Nissan is under fire for recalls involving two of the vehicles in their fleet. Just yesterday I warned consumers about recalls issued by Mazda and GM and now it’s time to shed light on issues with the Nissan Armada and Frontier. However, this recall is extremely minor considering it only affects roughly 1,000 vehicles as opposed to half a million. As a car accident lawyer in Seattle, I applaud Nissan for taking the steps to rectify this issue, even though it affects so few of their products.
The Nissan Armada is recalled because one of the hinges that anchors the middle row seat may have been manufactured incorrectly. In 174 of their Armada’s, the hinge mail fail and prevent the seat from locking in an upright position. This can increase the risk of personal injury if you’re implicated in a car accident.
The Nissan Frontier is recalled a car seat restraint issue. According to this report, “The tether anchor may have been improperly welded to the bottom of the seat. As a result, the tether could give way in an accident and separate from the seat, increasing the risk of injury.” If you own one of the affected vehicles, you can take it into your authorized Nissan dealer for a free inspection and repair.