Nissan Australia is recalling 41,154 vehicles from its ‘C11’ Tiida line produced between October 2006 and December 2012 as part of the ongoing Takata airbag scandal, with concerns that excessive internal pressure could rupture the airbags and scatter metal fragments into the cabin.
The manufacturer reports that the propellant tablets in some of the airbag inflators may alter over time, which could lead to over-aggressive combustion when the airbag deploys.
As a result, the condition could create excessive internal pressure, which may cause the airbag to rupture upon deployment.
The abnormal airbag deployment could also scatter metal fragments, which poses a significant hazard to the driver and other occupants of the vehicle.
Affected Tiida vehicles fall between the VIN range MNT*BAC11A0000011 to MNT*BAC11A0024281 - not all vehicles in the VIN range are affected.
Nissan Australia released a statement this week, saying: "Nissan is committed to the safety, service and satisfaction of our customers and their passengers."
"As part of an ongoing Takata airbag inflator investigation, Nissan is conducting a voluntary Recall Campaign on certain Nissan C11 Tiida vehicles produced in Thailand between October 2006 and December 2012 to replace and investigate the driver airbag module at no cost to the customer."