Nissan Recalls Nearly 105K Cars to Replace Takata Air Bags

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July 16, 2018—Nissan is recalling nearly 105,000 small cars to replace Takata passenger air bag inflators that can explode and hurl shrapnel at drivers and passengers, ABC News reports.

Included are the 2011 Versa sedan and the 2011 and 2012 Versa hatchback. It only applies to cars that have been registered in 42 states and Washington, D.C., as part of a coordinated phase-in of Takata recalls.

Owners will be notified by mail and dealers will replace the inflators for free. The recall starts this month.


Taking Advantage of Recalls

CCC Information Services recently made a push to alert collision repair shops of how advantageous it can be to alert customers to recalls. By informing drivers of important repairs that can be fixed at the dealership for free, Jim Kinsherf, vice president for CCC's OEM division, says body shops can retain more customers for future work.

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