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Nissan Motor Co (Australia) Pty Ltd - NISSAN INFINITI

recall information

Recall number
REC-001087
PRA number
2017/16412
Campaign number
PG7BS
Original published date

make and model information

Make
NISSAN
Model
INFINITI
Affected units
532

Identifying features

see attached VIN list
VIN (Vehicle identification number)

What are the defects?

The steering column has no electrical connection to ground other than the spiral cable.

What are the hazards?

If the spiral cable is damaged the airbag warning light will illuminate. If the driver ignores the warning light and continues to drive for extended periods, electrostatic charge may build up on the steering wheel. Under very limited circumstances this could be discharged through the electrical circuit of the driver’s airbag.

In an extreme case this discharge could be sufficient to trigger an unintended deployment of the driver airbag.

What should consumers do?

Once parts availability is confirmed, owners of vehicles within the affected VIN range will be advised to contact their Infiniti Dealer to arrange for the installation of a slip ring to ensure the grounding of the steering column.
Supplier details
Nissan Motor Co (Australia) Pty Ltd

Who should owners/operators contact for more information?

Responsible regulator

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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