Nissan Issues Recall of Infiniti G35 Models
FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Nissan North America rolled out a voluntary recall on Tuesday of approximately 134,000 Infiniti G35 models to address a possible passenger air bag harness connector issue.
The automaker said the campaign involves model-year 2005 to 2006 G35 sedans and model-year 2005 to 2007 G35 coupes. The company insisted that only on a small percentage of the potentially affected vehicles have a harness connector issue that could cause the passenger air bag to shut off.
Nissan explained a red warning light flashes and the amber front passenger air bag status light illuminates to alert the driver that the passenger air bag is not operating correctly.
The OEM believes franchise dealers can inspect and repair the passenger air bag harness to correct any problems.
"Infiniti will also address this issue in each individual market where these vehicles have been distributed," the automaker stated.
"Infiniti is committed to a high level of safety, customer service and satisfaction and is working with its dealers to promptly address this issue," the company added.
In a related matter that came out on Tuesday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also discussed a recall involving the same Infiniti models.
The NHSTA Office of Defect Investigations indicated Nissan plans to recall the same Infiniti units from the previously mentioned model years to correct a wire harness connecting the belt tension sensor and occupant tension sensor. Officials believe the control unit under the front passenger seat can experience relative movement, causing wear and oxidation of the terminals.
The office also thinks the sensor issues could cause interruption of the signal.
Though smaller, this recall is the second one Nissan has issued since March 1. Previously, the company revealed plans to recall close to 540,000 trucks and minivans throughout the world — a substantial portion of which are in the U.S. — to inspect and, if necessary, fix brake pedal pins and fuel-gauge components on the vehicles.