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So what are you guys doing now that Takata has declared bankruptcy and the remedy parts for the driver side weren't planned until spring 2018?
Waiting it out to see if parts arrive?
Taking the expanded rental option?
Taking the $1500 trade in bonus?
Hoping for the best?
So with this recall, I checked the NHTSA website and it looks to be 3 recalls, what do I have to do? Just call a Nissan dealer and see if they can fix it? This is my first car and I'm not sure what to do about this. I don't have another car to drive if it needs to be kept by the dealer.
You don't "have to" do anything. You can continue to drive the car. But, if you don't take it to a repair shop authorized by Nissan then you are accepting all the risk.
If you schedule an appointment with the dealership/shop for the passenger side air bags and/or the suspension corrosion, they have the responsibility to check for the recall on the driver-side air bag. Then, they have the responsibility to inform you of the options of an extended loaner car or the trade-in allowance.
This is outlined in the recall bulletins sent between Nissan and the dealerships. You can find it as an attachment to the recall notice in this NHTSA site.
If you accept the loaner car, you are not allowed to move the affected (recalled) car.
Good news is, the repair of the driver-side air bag took only 20 minutes to complete. Bad news is not many repair kits will be available before March or April.
Some advice, go into the dealerships with printed copies of the recall notices and bulletins to dealerships and show them your are informed and want all the service due you as an owner.