The claws of the Takata airbag saga have reached further into Nissan’s model range, with the carmaker forced to expand the recall program for its Tiida small car.
Tiidas built between October 2006 and December 2012 are now also on the list, with a total of 41,154 vehicles affected in Australia.
As with other Takata airbag recalls, the problem centres around the airbag’s inflator casing which could rupture as the airbag deploys.
Should this occur, metal fragments could strike the vehicle’s occupants, resulting in injury or even death.
For Tiida models included in the expanded program, the recall will target driver’s side airbags. All work will be carried out free-of-charge to owners.
"Nissan is committed to the safety, service and satisfaction of our customers and their passengers,” Nissan said in a statement.
“As part of an ongoing Takata airbag inflator investigation, Nissan is conducting a voluntary recall campaign on certain Nissan C11 Tiida vehicles produced in Thailand between October 2006 and December 2012 to replace and investigate the driver airbag module at no cost to the customer.”
Other Japanese carmakers have also been caught up in the Takata saga, with Honda announcing this week that a further 21 million cars worldwide will be added to its recall list in due course.
Nissan will attempt to contact owners when the necessary parts become available, but any owner wishing to learn more about the latest round of recalls should contact their local dealer or phone Nissan on 1800 988 334.
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