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Air Bag Not Deploy Problems of Nissan Maxima - part 1



Nissan Maxima owners have reported 72 problems related to air bag not deploy (under the air bag category).

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2000 Nissan Maxima 1
Failure Date: 09/07/2016

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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car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 1999 Nissan Maxima 2
Failure Date: 06/30/2016

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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car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2000 Nissan Maxima 3
Failure Date: 06/10/2016

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.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2013 Nissan Maxima 4
Failure Date: 05/11/2016

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).

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car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2015 Nissan Maxima 5
Failure Date: 03/04/2016

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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car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2009 Nissan Maxima 6
Failure Date: 02/01/2016

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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car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2006 Nissan Maxima 7
Failure Date: 01/23/2016

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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car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2016 Nissan Maxima 8
Failure Date: 12/29/2015

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.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2010 Nissan Maxima 9
Failure Date: 06/19/2015

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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car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2002 Nissan Maxima 10
Failure Date: 06/14/2015

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.

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car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2010 Nissan Maxima 11
Failure Date: 05/27/2015

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??.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2000 Nissan Maxima 12
Failure Date: 05/05/2015

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.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2008 Nissan Maxima 13
Failure Date: 04/15/2015

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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car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2002 Nissan Maxima 14
Failure Date: 11/04/2014

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.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2014 Nissan Maxima 15
Failure Date: 10/25/2014

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.

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car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2012 Nissan Maxima 16
Failure Date: 10/15/2014

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.

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car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2011 Nissan Maxima 17
Failure Date: 09/28/2014

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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car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2014 Nissan Maxima 18
Failure Date: 07/10/2014

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.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2007 Nissan Maxima 19
Failure Date: 05/13/2014

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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car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2011 Nissan Maxima 20
Failure Date: 12/10/2013

The vehicle was in motion. While turning steering wheel slightly left entering into a curve, the 4 tires of the vehicle did not follow the command given by the steering wheel. Please note that the steering wheel turned with great ease. While removing foot from accelerator, the car did not slow. The breaks were not working properly and caused the 2011 Nissan Maxima to collide with a fixed object. This incident did not occur at a speed fast enough to cause the severe injuries that resulted. The driver side airbag knocked me unconscious and I have no recollection from the moment right before "impact" to when the vehicle came to a complete stop. The children in the back seat were seriously injured. The 10 year old was wearing his seatbelt properly. The 3 year old was in a 5 point harness properly restrained. Recently, the office of ken nugent informed me that the back seat came loose during the accident which caused both children's severe injuries. The children in the back seat were not adequately protected by the vehicle due to the back seat unhooking during the accident therefore causing safety restraints to be inadequate and possibly even more harmful. I also want to mention that the left rear passenger airbag did not deploy where the 10 year old was. The vehicle is poorly designed to survive even a minor collision. I have not been able to access the vehicle since the accident and georgia state patrol tore it up before I could even have it inspected. I do not know where the vehicle is nor am I able to get that information. Georgia state patrol documented that the air bag on the left rear side did deploy but that document is inaccurate because I am a witness. I pray that this information will be used to prevent any and all similar incidents from occurring. I pray that you investigate similar claims and find enough evidence to get these dangerous cars off the road.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2002 Nissan Maxima 21
Failure Date: 09/06/2013

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.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 1998 Nissan Maxima 22
Failure Date: 01/16/2013

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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car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2004 Nissan Maxima 23
Failure Date: 04/11/2012

My 3 girls and 1 of their friends were in my vehicle and they were ran off the road and the car went off the road into an embankment. The driver side air bad did not deploy but the passenger side air bag did and it broke my daughter's nose. I contact Nissan about the airbag not deploying and was told it all depends on where most of the damage of the car is (all of the damage was on the driver front side). Everyone was taking to the er and the daughter with the worst injury was referred to a specialist because of the impact and because the airbag shattered the inside of her nose into pieces it was nothing to do to repair. My daughter plays basketball and I couldn't even get a nose brace for protection. This was a terrible experience for the girls and I wish no parent will ever have to experience anything like this. I saw the story on the cbs evening news (aired 10/2/14) where the long lady is suing Honda because of that what airbag did to her). Airbags appears to do more harm than good. Although my car was a total lost, I am thankful that the girls are still alive.

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car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2012 Nissan Maxima 24
Failure Date: 12/13/2011

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. . .

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2007 Nissan Maxima 25
Failure Date: 12/04/2011

Crashed into guard rail and air bag did not deploy.

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