Specifically, a range of Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) for the D22 Navara and Y61 Patrol are affected, with this latest recall centred around the front passenger airbag.
As with other Takata airbag recalls, the problem stems from the airbag’s inflator unit.
Over time, the unit may be affected by moisture, and an activated airbag may cause the unit’s metal casing to fracture.
During a collision, a deployed airbag may then project metal fragments from the inflator casing into the cabin, potentially causing injury or even death to the vehicle occupants.
A total of 20,906 vehicles are included in the latest Takata program, including 3513 Navara D22s and 17,393 Y61 Patrols. Manufacturing dates stretch from June 2009 to December 2012.
The Takata problems have hit hard for most of the mainstream carmakers from Japan. Besides Nissan, carmakers including Subaru, Toyota and Honda have also embarked on wide-reaching recalls.
To date, millions of cars have been recalled around the world to have potentially defective Takata airbags replaced.
Nissan will attempt to contact affected owners once the necessary parts become available, but any owner wishing to learn more about the latest round of recalls should contact their local dealer.
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