Nissan Recalling More Than 240,000 Trucks

WASHINGTON (AP) - Nissan Motor Co. is recalling more than 240,000 trucks in 20 cold weather states to fix a problem that could prevent front air bags from deploying in a crash.

The government said in a posting on its Web site Wednesday that the recall affects the Frontier, Pathfinder and Xterra for the 2005-2009 model years.

In states where winter time road salt is used, a mix of snow and salt could enter a crash zone sensor area and rust, interrupting the signal and potentially preventing the front air bags from deploying in a crash.

Nissan spokesman Colin Price said the problem was discovered through warranty claims and there had been no crashes or injuries
linked to the issue.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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