Nissan Air Bag Seat Sensors Are Defective, Driver Says In Suit

By John Petrick (March 4, 2019, 6:51 PM EST) -- The owner of a 2015 Altima has filed a proposed class action accusing Nissan of selling cars whose air bags may fail to deploy because of a faulty computerized sensor that mistakes the front passenger seat as empty or holding a child when in fact the occupant is an adult.

Nissan recalled vehicles carrying the faulty Occupant Classification System in 2014, but failed to properly correct the problem, according to the suit filed Saturday in Illinois federal court. Another recall followed in 2016 covering all models manufactured since 2013.

Illinois resident Jeffrey W. Dodson said in his complaint that he brought his...

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