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Infiniti Recalls 134,215 2005-2007 G35s For Faulty Airbag Deployment

 
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Front Seats - 2007 Infiniti G35 Coupe 2-door Auto

Front Seats - 2007 Infiniti G35 Coupe 2-door Auto

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Recalls have always been part of the automotive business, but lately they seem to be centered largely around faulty electronic and electrical systems--a side effect, perhaps, of the increased computerization of cars in general. Today's recall is for 134,215 2005-2006 Infiniti G35 sedans and 2005-2007 G35 Coupes that use a faulty connector that may keep the vehicle's airbags from deploying in a crash.

The problem lies in a wire harness that may wear down over time until the signal to deploy the airbags fails to reach the airbags themselves, leaving occupants without the benefit of the safety devices. According to an MSNBC report, most of the recalled cars were sold in the U.S., though some went to markets elsewhere in North America, Asia and the Middle East.

The cars affected were all built in Japan, and it only affects previous-generation cars--the new G37s are not part of the recall. About 65 percent of the recalled vehicles are sedans, the remainder coupes.

Fortunately, owners of affected cars may have some advance notice: a red light on the dashboard will illuminate indicating the faulty status of the airbag system. Cars displaying the red airbag light should be fixed immediately. Owners of cars that haven't yet presented this symptom can take their cars in to dealerships soon following notification from Infiniti.

[MSNBC]



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  1. "faulty electronic systems--....a faulty connector ....in a wire harness that may wear down over time "
    I assume (hope) Mr. Ireson knows the difference between electronics and a wire harness. My old 1953 Chevy could have a wire harness issue with nary a bit of electronics in the entire car. I guess blaming the electronics just is more popular these days, even if not true.
     
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  2. A bargain at any price....
     
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  3. When I used to work in a Mercedes showroom we had endless problems with the high tech electronics and computerisation on some of our models. As far as we could tell, what was happening was that new systems were being installed before the software had been thoroughly debugged. This was due to the Mercedes marketting department pushing too hard to launch the new technology and ignoring the warnings of the developers who eventually gave up and said nothing. Glad things have moved on from those days, but it still amazes me when vehicles have to be recalled for problems that adequate forethought and testing would have prevented.
     
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