Nissan recalls 2014 Pathfinders over air bag

Nissan North America Inc. is recalling certain 2014 Pathfinders manufactured from July 25, 2013, to Sept. 5, 2013 with Almond interiors only, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The instrument panel tear seam on the passenger frontal air bag was incorrectly cut on the back side of the instrument panel which could cause the air bag to not deploy properly.

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, the improper air bag deployment may increase the risk of personal injury.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected instrument panel assemblies, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in early November 2013. Owners may contact Nissan Customer Service at 1-800-647-7261.OTES:

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to