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Nissan Australia will be recalling around 102,000 vehicles over improperly-manufactured Takata airbags, CarAdvice reports. No specific models have been confirmed, but the report says the recall affects 2004-2007 models equipped with ‘SPI’ inflators.

The recall, which involves upwards of 1.5 million Nissan vehicles around the world, reportedly also affects 10,300 cars in New Zealand. Takata airbag-related recalls have apparently grown to affect around 31 million vehicles globally.

According to CarAdvice, Nissan Australia will contact affected customers once the recall is confirmed and as soon as parts are available. Parts replacements will be carried out free-of-charge.


This is Nissan Australia’s fourth Takata-related recall – in April 2013 it recalled 11,360 cars built between 2000 and 2004 (passenger airbag inflators), while in June 2014 it expanded that recall to a further 25,941 vehicles built between 2001 and 2003. Finally, in November 2014, it recalled 12,859 Micras built in 2010 and 2011 (driver airbag inflators).

Nissan Malaysia has so far recalled only four units of the original CBU X-Trail over airbags. That was in 2013 – Nissan Malaysia is still checking to see if we’re affected this time round. We’ll bring you updates as soon as we get them.

According to CarAdvice, Toyota Australia recently announced a recall of 181,000 vehicles built between 2003 and 2007, also to do with defective Takata airbags. Closer to home, UMW Toyota has issued theirs, involving 97,000 Camry, Corolla Altis, Vios, Yaris and RAV4 units built between 2001 and 2007.

Learn more about the most recent recall wave here.