Nissan Maxima owners have reported 52 problems related to air bag not deploy (under the air bag category).
Tl ¿ the contact owns a 2007 Nissan Maxima. While driving approximately 25 mph, the front passenger side door of the contact's vehicle was struck by another vehicle. As a result, the contact crashed head on into a parked vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained a fractured sternum. The vehicle was destroyed and a police report was filed. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 90,000. Jcc.
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The contact owns a 2002 Nissan Maxima. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the contact crashed into the rear of another vehicle. Upon impact, the air bags failed to deploy. The contact and the passenger suffered injuries to the neck and back. The vehicle was destroyed. A police report was not filed. The manufacturer was not contacted. The contact also mentioned that a recall notice was received after the failure for NHTSA campaign I. D. Number 13v136000 (air bags). The failure mileage was 141,000.
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The contact owns a 1998 Nissan Maxima. The contact was traveling 45 mph and traveled over a patch of ice. The vehicle then spun around and the contact lost control of the vehicle. The contact attempted to apply the brakes but the vehicle did not respond. The contact crashed head first into an unknown object and the air bags did not deploy. The contact sustained a fractured knee and was transported to the hospital. The vehicle was destroyed. The police were present on scene and a police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a salvage yard and was not inspected for the air bag failure. In addition, the contact stated that the brakes were serviced two months prior to the crash. The manufacturer was contacted who advised that there were no recalls and offered no further assistance. The failure mileage was 150,000.
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Since I bought this car, whenever my wife sit on the passenger seat, the "air bag off" light turns on. My wife is 120 lb. Being very concern that airbag would not deploy during an accident I took the car to dealership couple times in early 2012 and was told that there is no issue. I even brought my wife to the dealership and show it, and they said that my wife is not sitting correctly. . . Such a stupid excuses. Nissan need to fix this. . . This is a serious safety issue ! looking at forum and checking the complain here, apparently I am not alone. . Just very surprised that either Nissan or NHTSA has not take any action over it. . .
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Crashed into guard rail and air bag did not deploy.
Driver and passenger northbound on I-805 rear ended a Dodge durango SUV @ 50-60 mph 6:30 am; both driver and passenger airbags did not deploy; both taken by ambulance to hospital emergency room for minor injuries; vehicle irrepairable and total loss.
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The contact owns a 2011 Nissan Maxima. The contact stated the passenger side air bag light would illuminate intermittently whether the seat was occupied or not. The contact was concerned that the air bags would not deploy in the event of a crash. The vehicle was taken to the dealer six times for the failure. The dealer advised that the passenger side seat needed to be "broken in" because the leather was hard. The contact called the manufacturer and they suggested the contact take the vehicle to another dealer. The contact took the vehicle to another dealer and the dealer could not find a problem with the passenger side air bag. There were no repairs. The failure mileage was 2,200.
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The contact owns 2003 Nissan Maxima. The contact was in a head on crash where the contact struck the windshiled, becuase the driver's side air bag did not deploy. The contact stated that the passenger side air bag did deploy. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop, but the contact did not know if the vehicle would be repaired. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage and current mileages were 145,000.
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I was driving my vehicle on the interstate highway and the vehicle in front of me came to an to an immediate stop. I was in process of braking when I was hit in rear and left side of vehicle then then went head on and hit the guard rail. It spun my vehicle around where the car ended up facing traffic on shoulder of road. My airbags did not deploy. The vehicle ended up being a total loss.
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On may 06, 2011 I was involved in a major car accident. My driver airbag did not deploy and the passenger airbag where no one was sitting deployed. I was 8-months pregnant at the time of the accident and due to the airbag not deploying I sustained injuries to my stomach almost causing a early labor (pre-mature) I was fortunate that the doctors were able to stop my baby from coming. If my airbag would have gone off properly it would have prevented my stomach from hitting the steering wheel. I contacted Nissan consumer affairs and they told me that it is "normal" for a airbag to not deploy when in a major car accident. I want to make sure this is correct because I paid for this product to work.
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To whom it may concern: August 5, 2013 my husband and I own a 2010 Nissan Maxima that we purchased new in 2010. Occasionally we have noticed that the passenger air bag light remained on for differing lengths of time and didn¿t think much of it. At some point we read the owner¿s manual about this warning signal. It said the light should come on when you start the car and go off about 10 seconds later. This wasn¿t always the case. This warning light tells me that the air bag will not deploy in case of an accident and a passenger in the passenger seat will have no protection. I view this as a very serious problem. Air bag light on reads, �air bag off. Â¿� at this point, August 2013, the car has only 19,000 miles on it. Through the last couple of years the problem has reoccurred, but more frequently. In the spring of 2013 we took the car to the dealer where we purchased it. They tested it with their computer and detected no problem. They said the computer didn¿t record any instances of that event occurring. Recently we started doing some research on line about this problem and discovered that many people are having this very same problem. Some responses that were given by Nissan included passenger not heavy enough. One woman weighed about 110 pounds and another woman weighed about 145 pounds. Their response wasn¿t logical. Another response was that the leather wasn¿t soft enough. The seats in our car are fabric, and very soft. Nissan¿s response was stupid!! apparently Nissan has no idea on how to solve this problem. My husband and I are very uneasy about using this car with this very serious safety issue. An easy fix that I would recommend is to disconnect the warning light and arm the airbag full time, even if no one is in the seat. Looking forward to hearing from you. Susan and jerome tavelman.
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The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Maxima. The contact was sitting idle at a traffic stop when a vehicle crashed into the rear of his vehicle at approximately 35 mph, which caused the vehicle to front end an eighteen wheel truck. The contacts airbags did not deploy. The contact sustained neck and muscle injuries. A passenger sustained injuries to the lower back. The vehicle was destroyed. A police report was filed. The current and failure mileage was approximately 38,000.
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Passenger airbag warning light illuminates sporadically while driving with a passenger in the front seat. Vehicle has 7000 miles and I traded in an identical vehicle 2009 with 25,000 miles that was doing the exact same thing. Dealer could find nothing wrong, but agreed that if the light is on, the airbag would not deploy in an accident. He stated that possibly "the leather on the seat has to age to give it more flexibility". My wife is 140 pounds and 68" tall. I believe that should keep the airbag system active. A google search revealed that this is a common problem.
The contact owns a 2010 Nissan Maxima. The contact stated while stopped at a traffic stop, two vehicles struck the contact's vehicle from the front. The air bags did not deploy. The contact sustained injuries to the neck and back. There were no additional injuries. A police report was available. The contact's insurance company performed an investigation on the vehicle and advised the contact that there was not enough impact to the vehicle for the air bags to deploy. The current and failure mileages were 1,057. Updated 10/21/lj the consumer was informed the air bag sensors were in the floor board.
We were driving in a parking lot and had about 5 feet to go before the car was parked. I depressed the brake pedal and the car slowed down further. Suddenly the car engine revved and the car took off. I pressed hard on the brake pedal, not the gas pedal, but the car wouldn't stop. I turned the wheel to avoid hitting the building in front of me, but hit the adjacent restaurant instead. The car crashed into the restaurant wall and sent a large refrigerator crashing to the other side of the room. Fortunately, no restaurant personnel were in the path of the refrigerator at the time. Significant damage was done to the restaurant and to the car. My husband who had already taken off his seat belt, as we were nearly stopped, hit the windshield with his head. He is in the hospital. I badly bruised my hand and chest. The air bags did not deploy at all. Our car is a 2000 Nissan Maxima. It was towed to a nearby body shop. No one has touched it or attempted any repairs. I expect the insurance company will determine the car has been totaled.
I purchased the 2009 Nissan Maxima from the dealer, brand new, in November, 2008. Several months later, I noticed that as I sat in the passenger seat, the airbag light would come on indicating that the airbag would not deploy in an accident. I am 5'4" and 140 pounds and not a child or even a smaller adult. Throughout the past 5 years, the same problem would happen when someone sat in the passenger seat. The light will come on unexpectedly while I sat there and my husband drove. I took the car to the dealer on 2 occasions (first time in 2009 and again in 2010) and explained to them what was happening and that I felt unsafe sitting in that seat should we have an accident. They said that they could not replicate the problem and unless the computer spits out an error code, there was nothing they could do (even though it was under warranty). Now the car is over 5 years old and has 85,000 miles on it. My powertain warranty is expired (as it ended at 60,000 miles). It is now that the passenger air bag light stays on constantly, even when nobody is sitting in the seat. Also, the flashing air bag light on my dashboard stays on. I took it to the dealer again and they said it's the sensor in the passenger seat that has failed. It gave an error cod b1018. Since it is no longer under warranty, it will cost me $1,900 out of pocket. I contacted Nissan's consumer affairs department and asked them to cover it…they denied the claim and will not cover the repair. I want to alert the NHTSA that this is a problem not only on newer Nissans, but also on the older Nissans, including the 2009 Maxima. My hope is that this year and model will be considered for an expanded recall to the current recall. This is a huge safety issue and one that Nissan should agree to take care of for all cars that show this problem.
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I was involved in a 50mph collision with damage to the front and drivers side. Frontal airbags and side airbags failed to deploy resulting in chest injuries, upper torso injuries, and neck injuries. Seatbelts also failed to lock. Have not heard back about why the failure occurred.
Airbag failed to deploy.
I have a 2004 Nissan Maxima that a friend was driving on Sunday morning, September 23,2007. There was 3 of us in the car. We were going through a traffic light that was green when a cop ran the red light and we basically t-boned him right in the passenger side of the police car. The officer was in chase of a stolen car. The whole front end has damage on my car. You can clearly see the airbag sensors in front but the airbags never deployed! I am wondering why this would be and what can be done?.
I was involved in a car accident with a drunk driver while traveling 65 mph on highway and another truck was coming in my direction in the median at night with lights on. After I passed the truck I saw a parked dark car in the left lane with no lights on and tried to slow down, but I hit it pretty much with the front of my 2004 Nissan Maxima sl. Upon impact, the airbags did not deploy. Luckily, I was wearing a seat belt, but I sustained soft tissue injuries. I filed a request to have Nissan investigate, and received a letter saying there was insufficient deceleration of your vehicle to inflate the air bag. I figured I would get these results since Nissan made the decision themselves. I am frustrated because I felt they should have deployed.
A small pickup truck going south failed to yield on coming traffic making a left hand turn at an intersection, an turned into my vehicle substantially damaging the front left side of my vehicle. The air bags did not deploy and I sustained a bruised left elbow from holding onto the steering wheel as we crashed.
- the contact stated that while driving the 2001 Nissan Maxima with 100000 failure mileage)at 30 mph the contact's vehicle rear ended another vehicle which crossed over a lane and hit the contact's vehicle head on on the drivers side. The driver side airbag did not deploy. The drive sustained minor injuries. The vehicle sustained a large amount of damage. Also,the airbag was pushed so far up into the dashboard that it should have deployed.
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: the contact stated while traveling 25 mph, the vehicle was involved in a six car accident, and the airbags did not deploy. The vehicle was in the middle of the six car pile up and the vehicle received damage to the front, rear and the passenger side. The vehicle was now at a tow lot. The airbag warning light was not illumnated prior to the incident. The driver sustained minor injuries, and a police report was filed.
2004 Nissan Maxima all features had locked up. Consumer tried to fix the problem, when trying the car jumped out of park and rolled down the driveway hitting a taurus and a trailer. Airbags did not deploy. ***** the consumer was injured and as the vehicle was rolling down the driveway a family member, which the vehicle nearly missed fell backwards and broke her wrist. The consumer stated there was no reason for the gear shift to lock or for the vehicle to jump and roll. The vehicle had been placed in park and the parking brake had been pulled prior to the incident.
I was in a front impact accident going approximately 15-30 mph. The person I rear ended was stationary and his air bag deployed. My airbag did not deploy. The damage to my car was extensive causing the hood to fold into an inverted "v" smashing in the radiator etc. I was very concerned that my airbag did not deploy. I was not injured in the accident.
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My Nissan Maxima 2004 met with an accident, may car hit the SUV in the front badly. The damage is extensive. Left light is gone, radiator is broken, hood is up, mudguard is down and other damages. The air bag did not deploy inspite of heavy damage.
I was stopped behind a pickup truck when I was hit from behind. Upon impact, my 2003 Nissan Maxima was slammed into the pickup truck. The impact to both the back and front of my car caused the passenger's side airbag to deploy, but not the driver's side air bag. I am happy to say that I walked away from the accident. However. . . . For an air bag to fail to deploy when a car is hit in the middle of the front bumper . . . With enough force to total the vehicle . . . . Is very concerning. Two days after the accident, I called Nissan and patiently recounted the events of the accident including specific vehicle information, driver information, street locations and police case number. After 33 minutes of answering questions, I was told that my Nissan case #507-46-73 would be forwarded to an 'air bag specialist. ' I was not permitted to speak to anyone at that time accept the information gathering phone agent. On a weekday, during business hours, there was nobody in a position of responsibility who I could be transferred to, not even a supervisor. So as I sit here five weeks later,I have decided to forward the details to the NHTSA in hopes that you can improve upon the general apathy at Nissan and have someone stand and take notice of the only salient point of my whole call to Nissan: your equipment malfunctioned. . . Call me. At this point, I have purchased a new vehicle (not a Nissan) and have moved on, but my hope is that if someone is seriously injured due to an airbag defect, that they can reference my experience so they can take Nissan to the cleaners. Maybe then Nissan will finally bother to take an interest in their product.
My car suddenly surged forward while parking (my foot was on the brake). The car struck a high curb backed up by a berm which brought it to a stop. I banked my head on the windshield (airbag did not deploy). Air dam was torn off. No other obvious damage. The car has not yet been inspected by dealer.
Vehicle was moving about 25 to 30 mph when it was hit in the front and the air bags failed to deploy. Provide further details.
With extensive front-end damage the air bags did not deploy. While driving our vehicle on the interstate, my son rear-ended a Ford winstar van. He believes that he was going approximately 60 mph and was able to brake to some extent before hitting her rear bumper. Fortunately no one was injured. However there was extensive damage to the front of the Maxima. This included the front bumper, grill, radiator, hood and other components that I was unable to assess. However our body shop and insurance company felt that the cost of repairs exceeded the value of the vehichle such that they "totaled" the car. My concern was that with such extensive front-end damage the air bags did not deploy. Nissan seems to think that this was appropriate. How can we determine if this is correct. Please advise. Thank you. Follow up letter from 10078979.
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While driving 55 mph consumer lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a cement wall. Upon impact, air bags failed to deploy. Driver sustained major injuries, and was transported to the hospital by ambulance. Vehicle was towed to the dealer for inspection.
While driving 55 mph consumer applied the brakes and vehicle failed to stop. This caused the driver to crash into a guard rail. Upon impact, both frontal air bags did not deploy. Consumer sustained minor injuries. Vehicle was towed to the dealer for inspection.
While driving at 65 mph driver applied the brakes to slow down t and lost control, causing the vehicle to hit a guard rail, and roll over twice. Vehicle landed upside down. Upon impact, the airbags did not deploy. Driver sustained minor injuries. However, prior to the accident, when applying the brakes vehicle experienced extended stopping distance.