Nissan Motor Co. will recall 242,720 trucks to be repaired after weather conditions in cold states triggered a problem that could prevent front air bags from deploying in a crash.
The decision to recall the vehicles came after customers made warranty claims which revealed a problem related to cold weather conditions. A mixture of snow, water and salt used in roads could enter a crash zone sensor area and rust, interrupting the signal that could affect the air bas from working successfully in a crash, the Associated Press reported.
Nissan models include Frontier, Pathfinder and Xterra from 2005 to 2009, according to a posting from on the web site of the government's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Customers in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin will be notified by mail later in January. Nissan will install a new censor for free.
Owners in other states in the U.S. will get an extension of the car's warranty for ten years for the sensor.