Nissan LEAF ‘Passenger Airbag Off’ Investigation Opened

A Nissan LEAF “passenger airbag off” investigation has been opened into 2011-2012 LEAF cars with occupant classification system (OCS) sensors that fail and deactivate the passenger airbags.

About 19,500 LEAF electric cars are included in the investigation headed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The safety agency received a petition to investigate 2011 Nissan LEAF cars after owners complained about passenger airbags that switched off when they should have been active.