Infiniti recalls older SUVs for faulty airbag replacement

Nissan last week announced the recall of certain 2006-2008 Infiniti FX35/FX45 models due to a potential tear in a replacement airbag. The passenger-side airbag subject to the recall replaced a potentially lethal Takata airbag due to that widespread recall. Infiniti says the recall population is limited to 26,156 models.

The Daicel airbag installed on the front passenger side was folded insufficiently and could tear upon deployment. That could increase the risk of injury to the front passenger. The affected vehicles had been recalled and repaired under Takata airbag number 20V-008.