Japans second largest automaker is recalling vehicles for an airbag issue that is only affecting models sold in Canada, Mexico and the U.S.
Nissan is recalling 989,701 vehicles in North America because of a software problem that could deactivate the airbags.
Japan’s second-largest automaker said the software could register the passenger seat as vacant when an adult is occupying it, according to a filing with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Because of the software issue, it could lead to the failure of deploying the airbag when in a collision and could possibly increase the risk of injury.
Noriko Yoneyama, a spokesperson for the automaker, said Nissan has not received a report of crashes related to the problem. She said the recall would only affect the vehicles sold in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. The recall will include the 2013-14 Pathfinder SUV, Leaf electric car, Sentra compact, 2014 Infiniti Q50 sedan and the QX60 crossover.