Infiniti Airbag Recall

Nissan.issued a recall of 134,215 Infiniti G35 sedans and coups, model years from 2005-2007. The problem is a connector that stops airbags from deploying during a serious car accident. Federal safety officials indicated the problem is the wiring that holds the airbags in place may wear down enough to interrupt the signal to deploy the airbags.

I don’t expect a lot of lawsuits from this recall. But can anyone make a decent car anymore? Japanese car manufacturers have been at the forefront of quality for years (note: many of those cars are actually made here and create jobs in the United States). But in the last year, Japanese companies have these companies have really taken a hit. American car companies meanwhile seem to be on a profit and “perception of quality” surge. It seems like yesterday the editorial section of the paper was filled with “let GM fail” diatribes calling President Obama a socialist. Now the U.S. auto industry is booming and watching foreign manufacturers take PR blow after PR blow. Go figure.