U.S. agency opens investigation on Nissan SUV air bags

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NEW YORK. KAZINFORM - U.S. safety regulators will begin investigating Nissan Motor Co.'s Rogue sports utility vehicles after receiving two "unusual, but similar" reports that air bags did not inflate properly, a document posted Friday by the agency revealed.

"Both complaints allege the driver's frontal air bag deployed as a result of a crash but the air bag deployed many seconds (possibly up to a minute or so) after the crash," the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration document said. "They also allege the air bag deployed slowly or did not fully inflate." The agency said the investigation opened Monday and will cover about 195,000 of the SUVs from the 2013 model year. No injuries have been reported related to the air bag issue. A Nissan spokesperson told Kyodo News the air bags were not made by embattled Japanese auto parts supplier Takata Corp. and the company would fully cooperate with the investigation. Source: Kyodo

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