Nissan recalls more than 54,000 cars, cites air bag problem

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Nissan is recalling more than 54,000 cars because of curtain and seat-mounted air bags that may unexpectedly deploy when the door is slammed.

A Nissan technician inspects the grill of a new 2016 Altima on the assembly line at the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant in the US.

A Nissan technician inspects the grill of a new 2016 Altima on the assembly line at the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant in the US.

Source: AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File

Nissan North America says the recall affects the 2012 Nissan Versa vehicles.

It says the problem may be caused by the degradation of the side impact sensor connector pins.

The unexpected deployment of the air bags can increase the risk of injury.

Nissan North America says dealers will install a new jumper harness and replace the side impact sensors free of charge in the US.

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