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Nissan denied defect of its Altima airbag that injured dozens of passengers

Nissan Altimas, built between 1994 and 1995, had a defectively designed airbag that would virtually punch passenger side occupants in the face upon deployment. Dozens of people were blinded by this poorly designed airbag that was supposed to be there for their protection. In April of 2003, after numerous court cases and ceaseless public pressure, Nissan offered a fix to consumers. All along, however, Nissan has claimed that no defect existed.

Click here to read Nissan’s 2001 statement that no defect existed in their Altima passenger-side airbags.

Click here to read NHTSA’s Office of Defect Investigation's 4-24-03 report on the 1994-95 Nissan Altima.

Click here to read Nissan's draft letter to owners of Nissan Altimas describing their passenger-side airbag replacement campaign.

Click here to visit our Nissan Altima defect page for additional information.


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