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Nissan Lawsuit Alleges Airbags and Seat Belt Pretensioners Randomly Deploy

A Nissan class action lawsuit alleges that side curtain airbags and seat belt pretensioners will suddenly deploy despite a lack of impact, resulting in unsafe driving and costly vehicle repairs.

Vehicles included in the class action lawsuit are 2015–2019 Nissan and 2015 or newer Infiniti vehicles. Defective computer algorithms allegedly cause the airbags and seat belt pretensioners to deploy without warning, distracting the drivers.

As a result, drivers can lose control of their vehicles.

The deployed airbags allegedly emit smoke that can suffocate people and block drivers from seeing.

One plaintiff alleges that he was driving his 2016 Nissan Frontier when the side curtain airbag deployed, even though there was no impact.

The airbag replacement allegedly cost him thousands of dollars, which Nissan allegedly did not reimburse.

According to the lawsuit, repairs for these defective parts are typically very costly. Nissan allegedly refuses to warn consumers about these airbag and seat belt defects and will not compensate owners who are affected by the defect.


Lemon Law Help by Knight Law Group is an automotive lemon law firm that exclusively practices in California. If you are a California resident who purchased or leased a defective vehicle from a licensed dealership in California, we may be able to help you get rid of your potential lemon and recover significant cash compensation. Model year restrictions apply: 2017–Present vehicle models only.

However, we cannot help those who reside outside of California or purchased their vehicle outside of California unless they are active duty members of the Armed Forces, nor will we be able to refer those to a lemon law firm in their states.

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