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Nissan Releases Position Statement on Use of Salvaged Airbags

Nissan North America recently released a bulletin to dealer parts managers saying it does not condone the use of salvaged or used airbag components in repairs because the parts could compromise airbag system performance. Nissan added that its warranties do not apply to such parts.

The statement reads as follows:

The original supplemental restraint system parts utilized on a Nissan automobile are designed and specifically engineered for use in that vehicle. This includes the new service airbag system components. Nissan North America is confident that such supplemental restraint systems and their components will help protect occupants in Nissan vehicles. The installation and use of a salvaged or used supplemental restraint systems component in a Nissan vehicle may compromise the intended performance of the vehicle’s airbag system as there is no certainty of the history, quality, condition, compatibility, environmental or other degradation prior to salvage of a salvaged or used airbag system component.
 
When supplemental restraint system repairs are necessary, Nissan North America recommends that any repairs be performed by an experienced professional using only new Nissan Genuine original equipment replacement parts designated for the use on the specific Nissan vehicle supplemental restraint system. Following this recommendation, vehicle owners and repairers can best ensure that the supplemental restraint system parts used in the repair of the Nissan vehicle will help protect vehicle occupants in a possible future crash.
 
Parts Warranty

Nissan North America factory warranty, replacement parts warranty or extended warranties do not apply to any part other than a Nissan Genuine original equipment replacement part.
 
Nissan North America will not be responsible for any subsequent repair costs associated with the vehicle or part failure caused by the use of parts other than Nissan Genuine original equipment replacement parts.

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