Airbag problems prompt Nissan Leaf recall

A wiring harness is prone to inadvertently disconnect from the passenger airbag.

Nissan has initiated a recall program for the 2016 Leaf to resolve an airbag defect.

A supplier error caused the passenger airbag's wiring harness connector to be manufactured out of specification, making it prone to inadvertently disconnect and disable the airbag.

"If the wiring harness disconnects, the passenger air bag may not to deploy during a crash, increasing the risk of injury," the recall documents warn.

The company is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to the issue, which affects approximately 4,300 vehicles sold in the US market.

Service technicians will inspect the wiring harness for proper engagement and replace the passenger airbag module if necessary. The firs repairs are expected to begin later this month.

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