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Infiniti Falls Prey To The Recall Virus

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On: Tue, May 4, 2010 at 12:17PM | By: John Welch


Infiniti Falls Prey To The Recall Virus

Break out the laudanum and oxygen tents, we've got Recall Fever! Today's lucky contractee, (drummrollllllllllll) Infinity! Or, Infiniti, whichever. Why yes, even Nissan's severely swoopy luxury brand has fallen pray to the Recall virus, just like counterparts Chevrolet and Dodge, yesterday. It's going around folks; Toyota is still taking antibiotics. And having relapses.

Terrible disease, this "Recall Fever." It's so nasty it will even attack parts of the automotive anatomy intended to keep us safe. The Porsche Panamera was affixed with seatbelts whose tendencies leaned more toward "Lynch Mob" than "Luxury Missile." So it seems with Infiniti, we have a similar safety system mutiny. The dreaded Airbag Narcolepsy. Read on for more information on this devastating ailment . . .

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said as many as 134,215 G35 sedans from model years 2005-2006 and G35 coupes from model years 2005-2007 are affected. According to the release, a wire harness for the airbags may wear down to the point that it could interrupt a signal to deploy the airbags in the event of a crash. The report went on to state that, as of yet, no crashes or injuries have been related to this issue.

The offcial NHSTA release below:


Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
INFINITI / G35 COUPE 2005-2007
INFINITI / G35 SEDAN 2005-2006

Manufacturer: NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC. Mfr's Report Date: APR 20, 2010
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V175000

N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SEATS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 134215

Summary:
NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005 THROUGH 2007 INFINITI G35 SEDANS MANUFACTURED FROM MARCH 29, 2004 THROUGH AUGUST 25, 2006 AND INFINITI G35 COUPES MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 1, 2004 THROUGH MAY 30, 2007. THE WIRE HARNESS CONNECTING THE BELT TENSION SENSOR (BTS) AND THE OCCUPANT DETECTION SENSOR (ODS) CONTROL UNIT UNDER THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT CAN EXPERIENCE RELATIVE MOVEMENT WHICH CAN CAUSE WEAR AND OXIDIZATION OF THE TERMINALS AND MAY CAUSE INTERRUPTION OF THE SIGNAL.

Consequence:
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE AIRBAG MAY NOT DEPLOY, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.

Remedy:
NISSAN HAS NOT YET PROVIDED THE AGENCY WITH A REMEDY PLAN OR NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE.


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