Nissan is recalling 16,365 Murano and Infiniti EX 35 SUVs to fix a software program that may cause passenger air bags to fail.The recall affects 11,511 Muranos from model year 2009 and 4,854 Infiniti EX35s from 2008, according to a February 12 letter from Nissan to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
NHTSA reported on its web site that the software problem “could result in the passenger air bag not inflating in a crash increasing the risk of injury” if the vehicle battery is significantly discharged.
Nissan dealers will reprogram the air bag control unit when the recall begins.
Owners can contact Infiniti 1-800-662-6200 or Nissan at 1-800-647-7261. Owners can contact NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).