31 Mar '14, 5pm

Nissan Recalls Nearly 1 Million Cars for Air Bag Software Fix

Nissan Recalls Nearly 1 Million Cars for Air Bag Software Fix

Last week saw a marked increase in the number and types of IT-related errors, bugs and malfunctions being reported. However, as we have the past few weeks, we again begin this week’s IT Hiccups edition with an auto-related IT issue. According to the Washington Post , 989 701 Nissan and Infiniti 2013 and 2014 model year vehicles are being recalled to fix a problem in the software that controls air bag deployment for the front seat passenger. They include: 544 000 Altima sedans; 29 000 Leaf electric vehicles; 124 000 Pathfinder SUVs; 183 000 Sentra compact cars; 6700 NV2000 taxis; and 104 000 Infiniti JX35, Q50 and QX60 vehicles. The Post states that, “Unfortunately, the software installed on the vehicles…may incorrectly determine that the passenger seat is empty when it is, in fact, occupied. If that were to happen, and if the vehicle were subsequently involved in an accide...

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