Nissan Maxima owners have reported 79 problems related to air bag not deploy (under the air bag category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Nissan Maxima based on all problems reported for the Maxima.
The contact owns a 2017 Nissan Maxima. While driving 25 mph, another vehicle crossed in front of the contact's vehicle. As a result, the contact crashed into the driver side of the other vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained injuries to the face and neck that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The dealer was not contacted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 3,000.
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When transporting some adult passengers in the front passenger seat, the "passenger airbag off" light remains on throughout the trip. This would seem to me to indicate that in the event of a front-end collision, the airbag would fail to deploy because it is off. I brought my car in to the dealer, who was unable to replicate the situation (perhaps because the mechanics weigh more than my wife); no problem could be found. I remain concerned because the light still remains on with other light adult passengers.
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When transporting some adult passengers in the front passenger seat, the "passenger airbag off" light remains on throughout the trip. This would seem to me to indicate that in the event of a front-end collision, the airbag would fail to deploy because it is off. I brought my car in to the dealer, who was unable to replicate the situation. No problem could be found. I remain concerned because the light still remains on with adult passengers weighing between 110 and 155 pounds. This issue was observed when the car was stopped and while it was moving. This has been an ongoing issue since I purchased the vehicle new in 2013.
Air bags failed to deploy. I was involved in an accident that caused substantial front end damage. I was traveling westbound in the flow of traffic on highway 84 at approximately 30 mph. The vehicle in front of me slammed on brakes and came to a sudden stop. I applied my brakes but was unable to avoid impacting the rear of the vehicle. Upon impact the entire front end of my car was crumpled. Both front quarter panels, front bumper, grill assembly, and hood were destroyed. The windshield also cracked. With the extent of the front end damage, the air bags should have deployed.
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The contact owns a 2016 Nissan Maxima. While trying to avoid a disabled vehicle, the contact lost control due to debris in the road. As a result, the vehicle was involved in a front end collision with a guardrail. The failure occurred without warning and the air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed. There was one injury that required medical attention. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence; however, it had not yet been determined whether it was destroyed. The contact suffered minor bruising and back pain. The failure mileage was approximately 25,000.
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The contact owned a 2014 Nissan Maxima. While driving at an unknown speed, another vehicle cut in front of the contact's vehicle. The contact lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the side of another vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed. The contact sustained injuries that did not require medical attention. The vehicle was destroyed and towed. The failure mileage was approximately 67,363.
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I was driving normally on freeway with heavy traffic. The weather was clear, and the road was flat and had no obstacle. Then the airbags on driver side and passenger side deployed even though I did not hit anyone or anyone hit me. I did have one collision one year earlier in which the airbag did not deploy.
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Takata recall our 17 yr old daughter was in a accident on the interstate, her car rolled multiple times. . . . The air bag never deployed-her neck (c7) was fractured. If the air bag would have deployed maybe her neck wouldn't have fractured.
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Possible "takata recall. " these particular make, models and year, vehicles have been known to have problems where the airbags have not deployed after have high speed accidents. I am very scared to drive this vehicle right now because the airbag indicator light is on and I have been told by an authorized Nissan dealer and two other separate automobile repair shops that the air bags must be replaced, at a cost of over $500. 00, to insure their integrity and that they will properly deploy in the unfortunate case of an accident. Right now I can't even drive the car because it will not pass inspection due to the fact the failed air bag indicator light is illuminated! I have seen that there are too many cars of this same make, model, and year that have complaints of this same nature, exhibiting the same airbag failure warning light anomalies and worst of all, many of them not deploying after high speed accidents when they should have! please include these vehicles in the takata recalls, as it has shown to have an significant manufactures defect, which will eventually claim some lives if not addressed ASAP; please do not let me or someone else lose their life due to this issue not being addressed approcriatly and immediately! I trust that this information will land on the desk of someone who will establish the facts I have presented here today and take the public's safety to heart and don't leave this issue up to whatever fate may come of it! thank you for hearing my voice, it represents many others who still drive this same vehicle; even though the numbers of us are much less at this time than when the vehicle was first manufactured; we still deserve the same consideration given to all of the newer vehicles are receiving especially due to the fact that numbers of those vehicles and drivers are much greater! sincerely, dennis trotter jr.
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The contact owned a 2000 Nissan Maxima. The contact stated that while the driver was driving at 55 mph, consciousness was lost and as a result, the driver crashed into the rear end of a tractor trailer. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained back and whiplash injuries that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to an impound lot. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 180,000.
Passenger side airbag light comes on (which means the airbag will not deploy) when my son (over 120 lbs) sits in passenger seat. When no one is in the seat or just my purse the light stays off (meaning it would deploy).
The contact rented a 2015 Nissan Maxima. While driving 10 mph, the vehicle unintendedly accelerated to 75 mph while departing from a car wash. The vehicle crashed into two vehicles and a wall. The front passenger and driver side air bags failed to deploy. The contact suffered injuries to the back and chest. The driver suffered injuries to the legs. Medical attention was required. The vehicle was towed to the rental company. A police report was filed. The VIN and failure mileage were not available.
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I purchased my 2009 Nissan Maxima from the dealer, brand new in June 2009. The car is now 7 years old and has 105,000 miles on it. My powertrain warranty is expired (as it ended at 100,000 miles). Within the last 3 months 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 continues to blink. Searching the web I found how to diagnose the error which pointed me to the occupant sensor in the passenger seat had failed and that the airbag srs system would not deploy in the event of an accident. I took the car to the dealer and explained to them what was happening and that I feel unsafe driving the car with an inoperative srs system. The dealer confirmed it's the occupant sensor in the passenger seat that has failed. Since the car is no longer under warranty, it will cost me $1,900 out of pocket. I contacted Nissan's consumer affairs department Nissan recorded my complaint and opened a case # for any future recall campaigns. Nissan denied the claim and will not cover any portion of the repair costs. I want to alert the NHTSA that this is a problem not only on newer Nissans, but also on the older Nissans, including my 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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The contact owned a 2006 Nissan Maxima. After driving over a snow mound at approximately 40 mph, the vehicle spun out of control and crashed into a guardrail. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained a head injury that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 114,000.
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The contact owned a 2016 Nissan Maxima. While driving 60 mph, the brake pedal was depressed but failed to stop the vehicle. The vehicle collided into a concrete barrier. The air bag did not deploy. A police report was filed. The contact sustained injuries to the neck, head, and lower back that required medical attention. The vehicle was destroyed. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15v733000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 16,000.
The contact owns a 2010 Nissan Maxima. While driving various speeds, the contact's vehicle was struck twice by another motorist on the front and rear ends. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The contact and passenger were injured and required medical attention. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.
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Air bag recall was fixed as soon as we were notified (a few months ago). My son had a bad accident today and neither he nor the first responders can understand why the air bags did not deploy. Were they fixed correctly? were they just turned off? how can we go about getting answers before the car is taken off to the junk yard? it was my car that I gave to him so I writing this as he is no shape right now.
I was hit broadside, on the driver's side, by another driver going approximately 25-30 mph but my side air bag did not deploy. The other car crashed into the front three-quarters of my driver's door plus the rest of the driver's side in front of the door. My car repair facility says the air bag on this model will only deploy if the car is hit precisely on the frame between the driver's door and driver's side rear door so because my driver's door was hit slightly in front of that -- the front three-quarters of the driver's door not the back one-quarter -- it didn't deploy. That doesn't seem safe; is that correct??.
The contact owns a 2000 Nissan Maxima. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, another vehicle came into the contact¿s path which resulted in a crash. The air bags did not deploy. The contact sustained unknown injuries that did not require medical attention. The vehicle was destroyed and towed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. A police report was filed. The approximate failure mileage was 153,000.
Air bag warning light came on. I took same to Nissan dealership service center and had a diagnostic test done on it which cost me $98. 00 and the advised me that the air bag spring is weak, air bag has never been deploy and then the tell me if in an accident it may/may not deploy. (also if hit a hard enough bump it may cause it to) this has to be a defect why would a steering wheel air bag spring just go weak and there is not wear and tear to it. This sounds like a defect to me. I have known a guy that had to replace his. So I am probably not the only one with this problem going on. When this happen I checked for recalls by it stated none had been reported.
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While parking car it spontaniously accelerated across the parking lot, the bordering street and into another parking lot before stopping. The cars left side, right side, front bumper, tires and suspension were damaged. Though no other cars were hit, commerical garbage cans, stop sign, telephone pole and a series 4 curbs inflicted damage. The air bags did not deploy despite having them checked by the dealer as required by a recall.
Passenger airbag light comes showing that nobody is sitting in the passenger seat when in fact there is somebody sitting there. To me this means that if a crash occurred with someone in the passenger seat and the indicator shows nobody there, the airbag may not deploy.
2012 Maxima's passenger airbag off light comes on with adult passengers every 3rd or 4th trip. Went to Nissan dealership, Maxima under warranty, they said no codes were tripped and that they can't fix the problem but are aware of it. They also gave me a handout describing the difference between airbag off light and airbag malfunction light. The service manager told me he would call me if there is anything he can do for me. I called 1-800-nissan1 and filed a case, but they won't do anything because the dealership is "working on it". The dealership confirmed that if I have an adult passenger in my Maxima and the passenger airbag light off is on, the airbag will not deploy. I do not feel safe driving any passengers in my Maxima and feel Nissan is aware of the problem and trying to ignore it.
Front passenger side air bag shuts off and the status light illuminates even when the seat is occupied by an adult. This poses a potentially deadly result if the seat is occupied during a collision since the airbags will not deploy. This defect must be corrected or people could lose their lives or sustain serious bodily injury.
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Passenger side air bag stays lit indicating that air bag is off and will not deploy in the event of a crash. This occurs when there is an adult passenger in the seat. Because the light is intermittent when taking it to the dealer if the light is off I am told there is no problem. This is a safety issues that needs to be addressed. I do not feel safe driving with a passenger.
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|Air Bag Not Deploy problems||
|Air Bag problems||
|Air Bag Light On problems||
|Side/window Air Bag problems||
|Front Air Bag problems||
|Warning Light On problems||
|Front Air Bag Sensor Control problems||
|Front Driver Side Air Bag Inflator problems||
|Air Bag On-off Switch problems||