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Nissan recalls 3.8m cars

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Nissan says it will recall more than 3.8 million vehicles, mostly in North America, because the passenger-side airbag may not deploy in a crash due to a defect in the seat sensor.

The Japanese automaker said the global recall would cover 2013-2017 including some Nissan Altima, Leaf, Maxima, Murano, Pathfinder, Sentra and Rogue models.

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“This recall will affect approximately 3.5 million Nissan vehicles and approximately 381,000 Infiniti vehicles globally,” the company said in a statement, adding that more than 80 per cent of them were sold in North America.

It said a fault in the sensor which registers when the passenger seat was occupied could lead to failure to deploy the airbag in the event of a collision.

The firm said it was developing a fix and would notify dealers in late May.

It was not immediately clear if the recall involves auto parts giant Takata, which was fined $97 million for covering up design faults in airbags that led to the deaths of at least eight people.

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