Add Infiniti to the list of automakers bit by the recent recall bug.
134,000 Infiniti G35 sedan and coupes have been recalled due to a potential problem with the airbags, which could prevent them from deploying in a crash. According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, up to 134,215 Infiniti G35s are affected. The sedans affected are from 2005-2006 and the coupes are from 2005-2007.
Both the sedan and coupe are the previous generations of G35s, the new generation is not included in the recall. According to Nissan spokesman Colin Price, no injuries or accidents have been reported. If the airbag ceases to function, a red warning light will be displayed on the dashboard, signaling that drivers should take their cars to an Infiniti dealer, Price said.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Nissan had not yet provided the agency with a plan to fix the vehicles. Price said Nissan would provide NHTSA with information on the repair in May and begin notifying owners of the recall in June.
The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act gives the Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration the authority to issue vehicle safety standards and to require manufacturers to recall vehicles with safety-related defects or that do not meet safety standards.
The Infiniti recall comes at a time when there has been increased attention on vehicle safety, after the massive Toyota recalls. Toyota recently announced a recall of millions of cars because of admitted accelerator pedal defects.
For more information, owners can call Infiniti at (800) 662-6200.