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Airbags In Some Nissan, Infiniti and Chevrolet Vehicles May Not Deploy

Some Nissan, Infiniti and Chevrolet vehicles may suffer from a dangerous defect in the occupant classification system (“OCS”) software, which may prevent the airbags from deploying.  Consumers have reported that the OCS may incorrectly classify the front passenger seat as empty when it is occupied by an adult passenger, or classify the adult passenger as a child. In both instances, the alleged defect may prevent the passenger airbag from deploying during an accident, increasing the risk of injury to the front passenger seat occupant.

In March 2014, the car manufacturer admitted that the OCS software was defective and issued a recall to reprogram the OCS in affected vehicles manufactured prior to March 2014.  However, consumers reported that this still did not fix the OCS defect even after their vehicles were repaired.

The affected vehicles include:

•              2013-2016 Nissan Altima

•              2013-2016 Nissan Leaf

•              2016-2017 Nissan Maxima

•              2015-2016 Nissan Murano

•              2013-2016 Nissan NV200

•              2013-2017 Nissan Pathfinder

•              2014-2017 Nissan Rogue

•              2013-2016 Nissan Sentra

•              2014-2016 Infiniti Q50

•              2013-2016 Infiniti JX35/QX60

•              2015-2016 Chevrolet City Express

If you or anyone you know purchased or leased the above vehicles, please contact Finkelstein Thompson LLP. You can reach us at contact@finkelsteinthompson.com or call us toll-free at 1-844-280-5009.

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