This morning, USA Today reported that Nissan is recalling almost 1 million vehicles because front passenger airbags failed to deploy in a crash.


The recall includes:

  • 2013-2014 Nissan Altima
  • 2013-2014 Leaf electric
  • 2013-2014 Nissan Pathfinder
  • 2013-2014 Nissan Sentra
  • 2013 NV200/Taxi
  • 2013 Infiniti JX35/2014
  • 2014 Infiniti Q50

Nissan reported that vehicle software may not recognize an adult is sitting in the front passenger seat. With an airbag system designed to not go off if the seat is empty, then that can cause obvious dangers.

Faulty airbags are a serious concern. They are in place to provide a level of safety in car accidents and we expect for them to deploy if an accident unfortunately happens.

As a Memphis personal injury attorney that’s handled car accident cases in Memphis for decades, I’ve seen these situations play out. From my experience, I will tell you that if you want to place blame on the faulty airbag for you injury, then your injury must be catastrophic for there to be a good case.

When you file a lawsuit against a car company, like Nissan, you’re filing a lawsuit against a company with a lot of power and a lot of money. If your injury is minor, it’s not worth the time and money spent over the length of the long litigation process.

With that said, if you’ve been injured in a car accident case and the accident wasn’t your fault, or your airbag didn’t deploy and you suffered serious injury, we want to talk to you. You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, car damage, pain, suffering, lost wages and more. We’ll fight to make sure you receive that compensation.

It’s important to note that airbag cases don’t depend on a lack of fault by the injured party. Even one car accidents are okay. In other words, if you run into a light pole at a high speed and your airbag didn’t deploy, resulting in serious injury, then you’d have a case worth talking to an attorney about. 

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