Nissan is recalling more than one million vehicles in the United States and Canada over fears that software in affected vehicles may deactivate the front passenger airbag.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the vehicle occupant classification software inside the affected vehicles may not recognize when a passenger is sitting in the front passenger seat. As a result, the airbag may be deactivated in the event of a crash.
The NHTSA says the airbags did not deploy in two accidents.
The necessary repairs involve an upgrade of the software in the affected vehicles at Nissan dealerships, and will be performed for free starting in mid April.