The National Institute for the Protection of Consumer Rights (Pro Consumidor) issued a safety alert for Nissan vehicles in three models of its brand, both Patrol (Y61); Pathfinder (R50) and X-Trail (T30), years 2001 to 2004, which have a defect in the air bags.
The entity reported that the Santo Domingo Motors dealership, official representative of the Nissan brand in the country, notified the existence of 337 vehicles that could have this damage in the Dominican Republic.
Risks to the driver
Pro Consumidor and Santo Domingo Motors reported that the affected vehicles, under certain circumstances of heat and humidity, the driver’s and / or passenger’s air bag inflator could be subjected to excessive pressure from inside causing a possible rupture.
They pointed out that this failure allows the normal activation process of the air bag in the event of an impact or a collision to spread metal components that could cause serious injuries to the driver.
The entity that defends the rights of the consumer called the owners of the alerted vehicles to contact the company where they acquired it, to coordinate the review of these models for free.
“Pro Consumidor reiterated its commitment to keep current and activate the control mechanisms to prevent the sale and consumption of products that are risky for the health and safety of Dominicans and in case of doubts regarding the information in this alert, you can contact our networks social ”, said the entity in a statement.
The state entity stated that the models involved in this alert are Nissan Patrol (Y61), 2001-2004, Nissan Pathfinder (R50), 2002 to 2003 and Nissan X-Trail (T30), 2001 to 2004 and the chassis numbers may be verified on the Pro Consumer page security alerts section.